Man shot, killed at Highland Park check cashing business

Posted at 7:43 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 23:16:11-04

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — A man was shot and killed inside a check cashing business in Highland Park Friday, authorities said.

It happened around 4:15 p.m. on Woodward Avenue near Ford Street.

Michigan State Police said a man went into the business and there was a confrontation between him and the owner.

The suspect shot the owner, a 54-year-old man of West Bloomfield, MSP said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspected took off on foot and was seen by witnesses running northwest. K-9 units and and other investigators searched the area near the store. A suspect does not appear to be in custody as of Friday night, but authorities earlier in the day said they had leads.

Detectives are reviewing videos and gathering evidence.

The Highland Park Police Department requested Michigan State Police’s special investigations section to handle the investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the MSP Metro South Post at 734-287-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.