Police: Motorcycle argument leads to fatal shooting in Ypsilanti

- Police say a disagreement over a motorcycle led to a deadly shooting in Ypsilanti Township. 

Investigators with the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said at 3 p.m. Monday their department started receiving calls about a disturbance in the 6800 block of Maplelawn. But before crews could even arrive, more calls came in to the sheriff's office -- but this time about gunshots being fired.

"I was in the house and heard two shots. Someone was standing in the street, yelling for someone to call 911," said a neighbor who did not wish to be identified. Not believing what she was seeing outside her window, she called 911. The crime scene continued to unfold on her street.

"I couldn't tell there was someone lying in the street until I got over there," she says. "I saw a gentleman, probably about 300 pounds, lying on the ground on his back. Blood was coming from his nose, out of his mouth. It was very, very disturbing."

Others neighbors began to come outside, and one tried to resuscitate him. The 28-year-old man from Superior Township, though, died. 

When emergency crews arrived to the scene, they say they received a call from the person believed to be the suspect. The 44-year-old Ypsilanti Township man had left the crime scene, but told deputies where to find him. Authorities didn't elaborate on where they found him, but he's been taken into custody. 

Investigators say it appears a disagreement over a transaction involving a motorcycle somehow escalated into the shooting.

 

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