Volunteers protect 84-year-old woman's house from shootings

- The search continues for the suspect who has opened fire on an elderly woman's home four times in recent months.

There have been no arrests and a person of interest cleared. Now neighbors are taking things into their own hands to keep the 84-year-old safe.

"It is terrifying, but it is what it is," the woman said. "I can't do anything about it. I don't know why he keeps doing it."

And so a group made up of volunteers and activist group New Era Detroit has decided that it is up to them, to patrol, in an effort to protect.

"It's the elderly who have stayed here and have weathered all this," said Zeek of New Era Detroit. 

FOX 2: "You don't want them to be left behind.

"Absolutely not," he said. "Not only do we not want them to be left behind, we want them to know that we are here for them."

"We are out patrolling at 2, 3, 4, 5 o'clock in the morning sometimes," said Zeek.

Police have said the shootings have been sporadic, time-wise. But the suspect's methods have been called methodical by Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

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"We are still asking for the public's help, we have gotten some information and it has taken us down a very different path," Craig said. 

Police brought in their special response team to patrol. But these civilian boots on the ground feel they can help.

"it's time for us to step up and protect our people," said Ivory Baker, a volunteer. "Things like this shouldn't happen to an 84-year-old woman."

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As for why this is happening? It is bizarre

"It's probably one of the most puzzling cases we have taken on as an organization," Zeek said. 

If you would like to help the effort by volunteering. call (313) 288-2858.

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