DETROIT (WWJ) – A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the killing of U.S. Army National Guard soldier during a carjacking on Detroit’s west side.
Sgt. Eren Stephens said the incident took place around 8:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of the Superland Market on Schoolcraft Road near Rutland Street, just east of the Southfield Freeway.READ MORE: Unemployment In Michigan: 30,816 New Jobless Claims Filed Last Week
Stephens said the victim, 20, fought with the assailants before ultimately getting shot in the chest. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspects fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle, a sliver Pontiac Grand Am, which has since been recovered.
Police on Monday questioned a 17-year-old, and Tuesday morning they picked up an 18-year-old woman who is also a person of interest in the murder. A 19-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday afternoon, and Stephens said they are looking for possible additional suspects as an investigation continues.READ MORE: If Kids Are Able To Get COVID Vaccine, Health Department May Re-Evaluate Michigan’s Re-Opening Plan
The man in custody was not immediately released.
The Michigan Army National Guard confirmed the victim is a soldier who was home on leave — although his name was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Detroit Police or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.MORE NEWS: Gov. Whitmer Won’t Discuss Trip After Reported Use Of Private Jet