Motorcyclist who crashed on Lodge found shot
Michigan State Police found a motorcyclist who crashed on the Lodge freeway with a bullet wound.
Troopers thought they were responding to a motorcycle accident on M-10 at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. But they say the man - found shot in the torso - had been riding this motorcycle northbound near Warren and crashed.
"He just lost control of it when he was driving," said Lt. Michael Shaw of Michigan State Police. "We don't know if it is from a loss of blood or from the gunshot wound itself. He kind of wobbled a little bit, then hit the center median wall."
Thrown from his motorcycle, he was badly injured his hip on the pavement and was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital. The man is expected to recover.
"He went into surgery last night, he's got some pretty serious injuries," Shaw said. "He's in stable condition right now."
Michigan State Police closed down the freeway Sunday night, Investigators say the shooting didn't appear to be random.
"We did an investigation, had the freeway closed for about five hours," Shaw said. "We are in the process of putting all of that together."
Was the man shot before he got onto the freeway or while he was driving? Michigan State Police still have many questions and say they're still interviewing the victim while hoping for witnesses to come forward.
"You send your troopers out to what they think is a traffic crash and you end up finding someone shot," Shaw said.
Investigators ask anyone who believes they may have seen or heard anything to call state police at (855) MICH-TIP