Detroit Evening Report, Aug. 29, 2022: Detroit police arrest suspect in multiple shootings

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Detroit Police hold press conference describing the arrest of suspected gunman in random shootings.

Detroit police arrested a man on Sunday suspected of shooting four people who appear to be random victims, resulting in three deaths.

Chief James White says the 19-year-old man may have been suffering from mental illness. White stated an investigation is still being conducted to determine a motive for the shootings, which fueled anxiety across the city until the man was captured thanks to tips.

Police say the first shooting came at 4:45 a.m. when a 28-year-old man was shot. About 30 minutes later police received their first 911 call. A woman in her 40s was found on a sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds.

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  • Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.