Pittsfield Township Police arrest man for shooting at motorists with sawed-off shotgun

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A 28 year-old Ypsilanti man is accused of firing a sawed off shotgun at traffic early Wednesday morning.

Pittsfield Twp. police got a 911 call from someone saying that a man in a black trench coat near the Michigan Avenue overpass was firing shots at traffic near the Michigan Avenue overpass.

When police got to the scene they shut down Michigan Avenue for their search.

Visibility wasn't great, but the fresh snowfall helped investigators. They say they found footprints which led to the suspect on the south side of Michigan Avenue.

Truck driver Melvin Caywood was asleep in his truck because the weather kept him off the road. He found out about the gunshots around 1:30 this morning.

"It was a state trooper and he come over and ask me if I was okay, if I'd heard any gunshots or if I was hit anywhere and I told him no," says Caywood.

The trooper told Caywood that the shots had been fired just a few hundred feet away from where Caywood was parked.

No injuries were reported and police say no vehicles were struck.

Police don't know the motive for the shootings, but believe at least five shots were fired.

They found a sawed off shotgun in the snow about 150 feet away from where they arrested the suspect.

The suspect is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail. He could be arraigned as early as Thursday.

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