Southfield police monitoring person of interest in 'targeted' carjacking attack in driveway

Posted at 7:29 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 19:02:17-05

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Southfield Police Department is monitoring a person of interest in the fatal carjacking that left a father shot to death in his own driveway Sunday.

During a Tuesday press conference, Southfield PD Chief Elvin Barren said it is believed the Sunday night carjacking was a "targeted attack" and that the victim may have been followed home.

Officers showed home surveillance video where 48-year-old father, husband and businessman Fredric Hudson can be seen pulling into his driveway and remaining in the vehicle for a few minutes.

Then, an unknown vehicle occupied with at least three people pulls up. An individual armed with a gun approaches Mr. Hudson's car on the driver's side, while the other two individuals move in on the passenger side. Though unclear who shot first, police say Mr. Hudson, a licensed CPL holder with no criminal history, did successfully strike one of the suspects.

In an exchange of gunfire, Mr. Hudson was fatally shot in the chest and thigh, police say. The suspect(s) then entered Hudson's white 2013 Toyota Tundra and sped off from the scene.

Mr. Hudson lived on Primary Drive in a subdivision near Northwestern and Franklin in Southfield. He was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved.

Southfield police later discovered a 25-year-old person arrived at a local hospital about 22 minutes after the fatal carjacking incident. This person of interest is currently hospitalized in critical condition and has not been placed in custody due to the ongoing investigation. Southfield police did confirm the person of interest has a lengthy criminal history, including carjacking.

Police say they recovered physical evidence from the hospital and are also in possession of Mr. Hudson's firearm.

Southfield police tell 7 Action News they are still searching for the victim's white 2013 Toyota Tundra.

Watch the full press conference below: