Warren police hunt for suspect after man shot dead outside his home

By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) Authorities are on the hunt for a killer on the loose in Macomb County. 

According to Warren police, a 32-year-old man was shot five times in the chest Tuesday night, in the area of 8 Mile Rd. and Gratiot Ave.

Investigators said the resident had just returned to his home on LaSalle Street at around 9 p.m., after picking his son up from football practice, when there was a knock at the door.

"A light-skinned Black male in his 30s was standing on the porch," Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer told reporters on Wednesday. "He told the victim he saw two kids in the driveway, and believed they were trying to break into the victim's car. The victim went out to investigate. Seconds later, five shots rang out." 

The wounded victim, gunned down in his driveway, was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. 

Police responded to the scene and searched the area, but couldn't find the suspect.

Dwyer said they were still searching for the gunman Wednesday afternoon.

A motive for the crime is unknown as this time.

"We do have a team of detecives investigating this homicide," Dwyer said. "We are recovering what we feel is some very valuable evidence, and more will follow on that." 

The name of the victim has not been released.

Neighbors who have home security video, or anyone with any information that could help investigators with this case can call the Warren PD at 586-574-4700.

Dwyer said this was the seventh homicide in Warren in 2020.