Fundraiser to be held for victim in Eastpointe bar shooting

Posted at 12:20 PM, Oct 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 12:20:06-04

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A fundraiser will be held for a man who died at a bar shooting in Eastpointe.

Jared Alan Glenn, 34, was on life support after being shot in the head at Last Call Bar & Grill in Eastpointe. Witnesses say a suspect, who is now in custody, returned to the bar after being put out and opened fire on people as they were leaving. Glenn was struck in the head when running outside to help a friend, according to witnesses.

The fundraiser will be held at Limelight Bar Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

According to police, 47-year-old Lenny Whitfield was charged with five counts of assault with intent to murder, five counts of felony firearm – second offense, and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

Eastpointe police are still looking to get in contact with an acquaintance of the suspect. The man, who is being described by police as a person of interest, was with the shooter at the bar Saturday evening, according to witnesses. That man may have even left with the suspect.