I-96 corridor shooting suspect to face terrorism charges

HOWELL, Mich (wxyz) - The Michigan Attorney General has now charged the I-96 corridor shooting suspect with terrorism and if convicted of that charge, or the new attempted murder charges, Raulie Casteel could go to prison for life.

An arraignment on the new charges was postponed until next week because the suspect is undergoing a court ordered forensic exam in Ypsilanti.  He has been housed in the Livingston County Jail since his arrest.

The shootings started on October 16. In all, there were 24 incidents near or along the I-96 corridor. They span four counties and in one random shooting incident in Livingston County, a man was hit when the bullet went through the door of his vehicle. He survived, the bullet is still lodged in his body.

Casteel is already facing more than 60 counts surrounding the shootings.

The 43-year-old suspect is a husband and dad and was living with his in-laws in Wixom when he was arrested. The cases in Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee counties are being handled by the Attorney General's office, but the cases in Wixom will be handled by the Oakland County prosecutor's office.

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