DETROIT (WWJ) – Three of eight suspects wanted in Greektown brawl that went viral on video are in custody, according to Detroit police.
Police Chief James Craig said at a news conference Tuesday that two male Inkster residents — the “most violent” suspects — were taken into custody.
A third suspect was taken into custody in Warren later on Tuesday night, Detroit police told WWJ Newsradio 950.
Craig said police are still searching for the remaining suspects involved, all of them have been identified, and none of them are Detroit residents.
Craig urged the reaming suspects, all believed to be from Inkster, to turn themselves in, saying it’s “only a matter of time.”
“You don’t get to come in Detroit and engage in that kind of behavior,” the chief added. “We have eyes everywhere.”
Craig said the incident is not believed to have been gang-related.
One man who was seriously injured — seen hitting his head on a curb in the video now viewed on Facebook 2.1 million times — was taken by EMS to a local hospital. He remained hospitalized Tuesday but was expected to recover, Craig said.
Police have said they were never called to the disturbance in the busy entertainment district Saturday night, but they were made aware of it via Facebook. By the time officers arrived on the scene, the suspects had fled.
Craig said his department would immediately increase patrols to summertime levels in the wake of the disturbance.
The names of those arrested are being withheld pending an arraignment.