Early in the morning at around 4 am, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, a man was shot and killed while riding a bicycle on Detroit's west side, near Fenkell Avenue and Tuller Street. According to the Detroit News, witnesses told the police that the victim, who was 55, was riding his bike when a black SUV pulled up next to him. One man exited the motor vehicle and shot the victim. He was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead upon his arrival.
Police said that the gunman was 20 to 30 years old, around 6 feet fall, and at the time was wearing a white T-shirt and a black hat. The victim's identity has not been released and the shooting is still currently under investigation. According to WXYZ Detroit, police said that the victim was also robbed.
At times, the city of Detroit, Michigan can be extremely dangerous with crimes such as murders, robberies, carjackings, and many more. As reported by City Data, in 2012, in Detroit, Michigan, there were 386 murders, 441 rapes, 4,843 robberies, 9,341 assaults, and 13,488 burglaries. There are also an extreme amount of car accidents that occur in Detroit, and the state of Michigan as a whole. According to Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, in 2014, there were 876 fatalities from car accidents, 71,378 people injured in crashes, and in total, 298,699 motor vehicle crashes.
There is always a possibility of being involved in an accident, whether it involves a car, motorcycle, or bicycle. If you have suffered an injury in an accident, call The Michigan Law Firm, PLLC. Our attorneys are highly experienced in dealing with all types of personal injury accidents. We will work to ensure you obtain all benefits you are entitled to under Michigan law. Call us today at 844.4MI.FIRM for a free consultation.