WARREN (WWJ) — Warren Police reportedly have two people in custody in connection to Sunday night’s triple shooting near 9 Mile and Van Dyke.
The arrests were made Monday when a police task force searched a house on Studebaker Ave. after receiving a tip. One of the two suspects is currently being held on an unrelated charge.
Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green said a husband, wife and their teenage son were shot in their own home, when the dad tried to fight back on Sunday night. Three robbers came knocking on the family’s door just before 11 p.m. — all concealing their faces; two of them with guns drawn.
When the intruders announced it was a hold up, the father — a 57-year-old man — pulled out a BB gun and began beating one on of the robbers with it, Green said. That’s when that same suspect shot all three family members.
Green said the 53-year-old mother was shot in the stomach and was last reported in serious condition on a ventilator at an area hospital. The 17-year-old son was shot in the lower abdomen but had what were considered non-life-threatening injuries. The father was shot in the forearm and shoulder.
Green said the father had apparently been talking about an inheritance he’d received — and investigators believe the robbery was not a random crime.
Police are still searching for a third suspect.