Woman shot during carjacking at Warren gas station overnight

Posted at 6:16 AM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 17:29:47-04

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Warren police are searching for suspects who were involved in the carjacking and shooting of a woman at a gas station overnight.

It happened at the Sunoco gas station along 8 Mile Road between Mound and Ryan around 3 a.m. Friday.

Police say the woman who was shot is in critical condition. The victim is a 38-year-old woman from Livonia.

Police say about 4 to 6 shots were fired, hitting the victim multiple times. She is expected to survive.

Authorities are searching for two suspects who were last seen in a white GMC Envoy.

The stolen vehicle has been recovered. It was found in Detroit. The Warren Police Department is obtaining a search warrant to use it for evidence.

Police say the gas station did have a good camera system and they are reviewing the video.

Lt. David Kriss called the carjacking unusual, claiming the man didn’t demand keys to the car or have any conversation with the victim before shooting.

"Usually, you see a threat prior to the shooting,” Kriss said.

There was no threat, but Kriss says there was an inclination that something was off.

"The way the suspect pulled up to her vehicle was suspicious. When he backed up, he nearly struck it and then he pulled in behind her,” Kriss said.

Kriss says it's important to follow your instinct if something seems off.

“Be aware of your surroundings and if something doesn’t feel right, if your intuition is tickled something doesn’t feel right or something's wrong, put your car in drive and leave. It behooves you to be overly cautious than risk this type of encounter," Kriss said.