Dearborn Heights PD searching for killer who remains on loose

A search is on for a killer Wednesday night at the Dearborn Heights and Inkster border.

A man was found shot to death in a Dearborn Heights home at 11 a.m. responding to a 911 call of shots fired on Hopkins Street. Officers found the deceased adult male.

The homeowner said the man who was visiting was shot and killed by another man who he says fled on a bicycle.

The guy on the bicycle was said to have crossed Beech Daly and ran into a house one block away on Lehigh Street in the next door city of Inkster.

A SWAT tank was positioned on the front lawn of that house in Inkster. Police requested a signed search warrant from a judge to give them permission to breach the house.

A man who lives in the neighborhood was trying to get home after work. But the police barricade kept him a block away.

FOX 2: "What do you see around the house?"

"Just a lot of people going in and out of the house all hours of the day and night," said the neighbor.

FOX 2: "People say there is a lot of narcotics traffic on the block. Does this surprise you?"

"Not at all," he said. "No."

Dearborn Heights Police Chief Lee Gavin says this is not a random crime. Other police sources are telling FOX 2 that the murder stems from an illegal narcotics deal. 

Officers have not identified the dead man and for now are not releasing a description of the suspect. They have not found anything in the house where officers entered with tear gas.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dearborn Heights police at  (313) 277-6770.


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