West Huntington Shooting Victim Still Critical

Raymond Eugene Thomas Jr. of Detroit has been identified as the victim in the Sunday afternoon, April 6, shooting in the 1700 block of Monroe Avenue. He remains in critical condition. Anthony J. Gaston, 22, has been charged with attempted murder in the melee.

Police Investigation reveals that several vehicles sped through the neighborhood at 3:54 p.m. Sunday, April 6. A dispute took place and the vehicles stopped on an empty lot between Monroe Avenue and South Alley. The suspect got out and the vehicle fled. During an argument with two occupants of a black Chevrolet Malibu, the man charged pulled a rifle and fired. The female driver returned first with a handgun and fled. The female was also arrested by HPD.

Many of the neighborhood resident were upset following the chase, gun fire and blood on the street.

The weapons involved in the incident have been recovered, Lt. John Williams said in a press release. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

This is the second incident since late March involving violence  in a vehicle on a city street. A stabbing on March 27 on Third Street West between Sixth and Seventh Avenue resulted in the death of Christopher Crawford and a murder charged against Peter Martin King Howard of Detroit.

 

 

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