Detroit's Most Wanted: Ryan Ector

Posted at 8:37 AM, Dec 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 23:21:37-05

Police say it’s a crime of passion, a shooting on Detroit’s West Side leaves the shooter on the run, and his victim living in fear.

Police say Ryan Ector has never been in trouble with the law but something set him off at a home this summer that has him on the run and hiding from police this Christmas.

“According to DPD, Ector shows up and gets in an argument with this girl saying that she’s getting in the way of some kind of relationship.” Deputy Aaron Garcia, supervisor of the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension team said.

Detroit Police believe a love triangle triggered the shooting at a west side home in August.

“He goes in the house and he starts shooting some rounds, one barely missing her head- it didn’t hit her, but it was inches away from her head and he takes off and flees,” Garcia said.

Police identified the shooter as 32-year-old Ryan Ector, a Whitmore Lake resident who has never been on police radar.

“He got a degree, no criminal history in the past and he commits this crime of passion apparently out of anger,” Garcia said.

Ector was arrested after the shooting.

“He has two guns in his pocket, one in each pocket when he gets arrested- he was going there for a purpose,” Garcia said.

Ector failed to show up for court.

“Thank God he did not hit the victim, she’s not injured except emotionally,” Garcia said.

Ryan Ector is 6’1” tall, 230 pounds and was last known to be driving a grey Buick.

The U.S. Marshals are encouraging him to turn himself in as the hunt to find him intensifies.

“Don’t do this to your family during the holidays, it’s not worth it,” Garcia said.

There’s a cash reward for any info leading to Ryan Ector’s arrest. As always you can call the U.S. Marshals anytime at (313) 234-5656.