Detroit's Most Wanted: Marcus Hern allegedly shot mother's boyfriend 6 times on city's east side

Posted at 11:55 AM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 18:26:14-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The hunt is on for a man authorities say shot his mother's boyfriend six times for refusing to give him a ride to a store -- and was never seen again.

U.S. Marshals say 24-year-old Marcus Hern is wanted for a non-fatal shooting on Halloween last year at a home on Detroit's east side.

"Marcus Hern asked his mother's boyfriend, they all reside here in common, to take him to the store," said Deputy Aaron Garcia. "It was a dispute about taking him to the store to purchase something."

When the boyfriend refused, it took mere moments for his life to change forever.

"He pulls out his hand, he smacks him and then he pulls out a gun. Then he shoots at him and ended up shooting him six times. I mean he’s shot in the arm, abdomen, all over. He pepper-sprayed the guy six times, bleeding out right here in the driveway," Garcia said.

Police say luckily there were witnesses who rushed the mother's boyfriend to the hospital. Witnesses named Hern as the shooter.

Hern managed to escape and police have reason to believe his crime spree will only continue.

"Detroit police did a search warrant shortly after at this house. They recovered several rounds, magazines and after that the family was evicted from here," Garcia said.

Hern was evicted from his home near 7 Mile and Lahser, but Marshals believe he is still around.

"It’s a cat and mouse game. We believe he’s still in the Detroit area, more specifically the west side of Detroit area. That’s where he hangs out, we believe he’s going to be somewhere off Grand River and 7 or 8 Mile."

Hern is 6-foot 5-inches, 265 pounds and police believe he has friends and family helping him hide.

As always, there's a cash reward for any information leading to his arrest. You can call the Marshals any time at (313) 234-5656.