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Detroit's Most Wanted Captured: Anthony Lovejoy arrested in Kentucky

Posted: 8:22 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 20:39:01-04
Anthony Lovejoy

(WXYZ) — One of Detroit's Most Wanted has been arrested in Kentucky, the U.S. Marshals' Office confirmed Wednesday.

Anthony Lovejoy was arrested for his alleged involvement in a gunfight at a gas station in Detroit. Lovejoy's girlfriend, Leondria Lippett, was arrested on Detroit's east side just a day earlier.

They are both suspects in the gas station shooting on Detroit's east side.

The U.S. Marshals say it was a fist fight inside the gas station that erupted into a gunfight at the pump. Two people were shot and two people were on the run.

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"Identified as Anthony Lovejoy by DPD investigators and the victim, victim number one get into a fight," said Assistant Chief Deputy Aaron Garcia. "They get into a fight inside the gas station –they eventually leave."

That August fight was recorded inside the gas station at Cadieux and Harper.

"Leondria Lippett hands him a pistol out of her purse," said Assistant Chief Deputy Aaron Garcia. "There’s a gunfight here at the gas station 2 a.m. in the morning."

Video shows Lovejoy head toward the door and begin shooting at the large group outside.

A second gunman fired back. Police say he was shot.

"One of the victims was shot in the abdomen area, the chest area and the arm," Garcia said.

It takes less than 20 seconds for dozens of shots to be fired as bullets shatter glass. As people run for their lives, two men are hit.

Lovejoy, 38, just recently got out of prison for assault with intent to commit murder. He's now facing the same charges.