Two killed in shooting at senior living facility on Detroit's east side

Posted at 5:47 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 12:20:29-05

Two people were fatally shot inside a senior living facility on Detroit's east side Tuesday night.

The shooting occurred at the Philip G. Sims Senior Apartments on Dickerson. 


Police say a 30-year-old woman was visiting the 69-year-old suspect, James Fleming, who threatened to harm her. An argument ensued resulting in a physical altercation. During the altercation, the woman ran outside while being followed by Fleming.

At some point, Fleming returned with a gun, firing several shots and striking two victims. He then fled the location.

Police say the victims are a security guard and a woman, both in their 50s, who were found near the front door of the facility.

Although police are still investigating, they describe Fleming as a very slim man with a light complexion between 6 feet 5 inches and 6 feet 7 inches tall, with short hair wearing all black. The suspect vehicle is a dark blue 2001 Chrysler Town and Country minivan.

Anyone who has seen the suspect or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.