Wixom Man Arrested for Series of Interstate 96 Shootings

By: News 10
By: News 10

A 43-year-old man from Wixom was arrested Monday night in connection with the shootings that have been reported along the Interstate 96 corridor in Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee counties.

Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelworth says the arrest was the result of information developed during the investigation over the past couple of weeks.

Members of the task force assembled to investigate the shootings arrested the suspect at his home in the 1500 block of Kings Crown in Wixom.

Investigators say evidence was taken from the house, and the suspect was driving a car matching the description of one provided by one of the victims.

Sheriff Wriggelsworth says additional information about the suspect, including his name, will not be released pending further investigation and a review of the evidence by four county prosecutors' offices.

Between October 16 and October 27, there have been 24 reported shooting incidents along I-96 and several side roads. One driver was wounded.

A $102,000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 8, 2012 at 10:33 AM
    Is it really necessary to include a map to the suspect's home when the man's wife, daughter, and in-laws are still living there? Prayers for this family.
  • by Darr Location: Onondaga on Nov 7, 2012 at 05:20 PM
    Your comment publishing/approval system is lame. I've seen teenagers come up with better thought-out processes.
  • by Darr247 Location: Onondaga on Nov 7, 2012 at 02:41 PM
    I'll bet Wrigglesworth didn't ask you guys to sit on this story until the 7th to ensure it didn't affect the election, did he. :-)
  • by Darr Location: Onondaga on Nov 7, 2012 at 02:22 PM
    Why don't they reveal what kind of car it was? I called the crimestoppers tip line a couple weeks ago to point out the Geo/Chevy Prizm looks exactly like a Toyota Camry from the side (mainly because it was based on the Camry design and built by the NUMMI Toyota/GM joint venture in California, where the Tesla electric cars are built now), though they never added that info to the news releases; they just kept saying "Olds Alero or Toyota Camry"... if he was actually driving a Prizm, I want a cut of the $102,000 reward. :-)~
  • by KaptKos Location: Lansing on Nov 7, 2012 at 09:59 AM
    ok; hmmm? "the suspect was driving a car matching the description of one provided by one of the suspects." One of the suspects identified his own vehicle?
  • by Darr Location: Onondaga on Nov 7, 2012 at 09:41 AM
    Why don't they reveal what kind of car it was? I called the crimestoppers tip line a couple weeks ago to point out the Geo/Chevy Prizm looks exactly like a Toyota Camry from the side (mainly because it was built by the NUMMI Toyota/GM joint venture in California and was based on the Camry design), though they never added that info to the news releases; they just kept saying Olds Alero or Toyota Camry... if he was actually driving a Prizm, I want a cut of the $102,000 reward. :-)
  • by Sans Location: Location on Nov 6, 2012 at 01:32 PM
    If this guy is guilty, he needs a jacket with the extra long sleeves. He needs to be locked up as criminally insaane. Where is no sane reason for what was done.
  • by Reader Location: Okemos on Nov 6, 2012 at 01:13 PM
    This story is pretty embarrassing. Has anyone even thought about proof reading it? "A $102,000 was offered " ... the victim is referred to as a suspect, and then the worst: "Investigators says evidence"...
  • by sluggo Location: Location on Nov 6, 2012 at 11:48 AM
    Writer needs to go back to school, or learn how to proofread. "Investigators says evidence was taken from the house and the suspect was driving a car matching the description of one provided by one of the suspects." Doesn't make much sense to me, glad they have a suspect in custody and hope this ends it.
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