Friday, August 25, 2017

Apparent drug deal leads to homicide in Ypsilanti Thursday August 24.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Updated August 26, 2017.

According to an August 25, 2017 press release from the Ypsilanti Police Department there was a homicide in the city of Ypsilanti on Thursday, August 24. Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Madison at approximately 8:15 pm after a report of a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and found a white male with a gunshot wound to the head in the front seat of the vehicle. There was a white female driver of the vehicle on the sidewalk covered in blood and hysterical.

The white female told Ypsilanti police that her boyfriend had attempted to sell marijuana to a subject seated in the backseat as they drove on Monroe. The subject pulled a gun and began to shoot.

The female stated that the subject ran Southeast away from the scene. An occupant of the vehicle contacted dispatch and was picked up in Ypsilanti Township. and brought to the Police Station for questioning.

According to Ypsilanti Police, the victim was was transported to the hospital but later died.

If you have any additional information regarding this case please contact Lt. Deric Gress at 734-482-9847 or crime Stoppers at 1-800-speakup (773-2587)

Update August 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm.   Suspect is an unknown black male age 18 to 22 years old, 5'10-6'0, and wearing long sleeve grey hooded sweatshirt. Suspect has not been arrested.


  1. Why is there no description of the suspect? Is the suspect still out there?

  2. Article was updated August 26, 10:30 PM.