DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police believe a domestic dispute is behind the killings of two people overnight.

Third Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson said the victims — a 23-year-old man and a 31-year-old man — had been shot. They were pronounced dead at the scene on Archdale Street on the city’s west side.

Late Monday morning, Johnson said people were still looking for a 26-year-old suspect who took off with his girlfriend — a 51-year-old black female — who is the grandmother of one of the victims.

Johnson said it all began at around 10 p.m. Sunday when the suspect and his girlfriend’s 20-year-granddaughter began arguing after the older woman asked her granddaughter to leave the home.

The suspect shot the victims in the head when they tried to intervene in the dispute, Johnson said.

Did the older woman want to flee with the shooter, or was she taken against her will?

“Can’t say right now that the grandmother was kidnapped,” Johnson said. “We do know she is with the suspect.”

The pair, he said, are likely traveling in a 2001 burgundy Chevy Impala with Michigan license plate number CPL5914.

Police are asking that anyone who spots this vehicle or had information about the shootings call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


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