Police Investigate Allegations Against Shooter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Lamar Moore supposedly kidnapped a 13-year-old girl earlier this month.

Police officers react to a shooting inside the 6th Precinct on Warwick in Detroit on Sunday Jan. 23, 2011. An unidentified man entered the precinct on the city's northwest side Sunday afternoon and started shooting, injuring four officers before he was shot and killed by return fire from the police.

DETROIT -- Police said Thursday that they are investigating claims that a man who wounded four officers in a gun attack at a Detroit police precinct before being fatally shot had abducted a 13-year-old girl and held her captive for days.
Detroit Sgt. Eren Stephens confirmed police are investigating allegations that Lamar Moore had kept the girl chained to a toilet at a home in the city's northwest side. Stephens said earlier in the week that Moore was being investigated in connection with a sexual attack on a minor.
Two days after the shooting Sunday, Moore's home on the city's northwest side was destroyed in a blaze that authorities say was set deliberately. Stephens didn't specify whether his home was the one where the teen claimed to have been held captive.
Stephanie Freeman, Moore's fiancee, denied he had been involved in an abduction and sexual assault.
"It never happened," Freeman told the Detroit Free Press.
Detroit police have declined to speculate on his motive in the shooting at the 6th Precinct on Sunday. They indicated not long after the attack that Moore, 38, may have been upset about a separate criminal case involving a relative.
Freeman said she had been planning to marry Moore, her boyfriend of 10 years, on Valentine's Day. Freeman, 40, toured the charred remains of the home Wednesday and told the Free Press that their 4-year-old son had been playing there just last week.
"It wasn't supposed to be like this," she said.
The Detroit News cited court records that show Moore lost custody of his son last week during a hearing in Wayne County court. He was ordered to pay $57 a month in child support.
Separately, an ex-convict who federal authorities said bought a 20-gauge shotgun that Moore used in Sunday's shooting told the Free Press, WXYZ-TV and WJBK-TV that he didn't even know Moore. Authorities are investigating how the weapon made its way to Moore.
Elijah Gayden, who has a 1995 cocaine conviction, said he owned the gun for about three weeks before selling it.
Gayden is charged with illegally possessing the gun. According to a court filing, Gayden told agents he bought the weapon for $200 from another man last spring. Gayden appeared in federal court on the gun charge Tuesday and was released.
His next court date is Feb. 9.


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