Couple died after gas station ambush, man defends fiance after fake 911 call Mitch Albom over Haiti issues
TUESDAY NEWS – Two men are wanted in the double murder of a couple at a western Detroit gas station after the couple approach a vehicle and start shooting from both sides.
A baby in the back of the vehicle was unharmed, but the adults in the front died after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds.
The ambush occurred around 8:40 p.m. at a Marathon gas station near Ashton and W. Warren.
Detroit Police said the two suspects rushed to either side of the vehicle when they started shooting.
Surveillance footage and photos released from the incident show two men running towards the vehicle before starting to shoot.
Officers are unaware of a motive and do not have the identities of the suspects, but ask the public to be on the lookout for the two men.
If anyone has any information, they are asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
The fiancé of a woman who made a fake 911 call defends the action
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said Tressa Williams made a false 911 call in September, reporting a fake armed robbery in a CVS on Crocker in Harrison Township. MPs had just arrested Devin Douglas for saying Williams – the mother of his son and unborn child – is his fiancee. He says he told her he was arrested. Douglas was arrested while driving at night without his headlights on. His driver’s license is suspended and MPs say he has an arrest warrant for fraud.
“I take full responsibility for it. She knows she will be good though,” said Douglas. “So the MPs are talking to the man who stops the traffic and all of a sudden there’s a call for an armed robbery going on at another Harrison Township business just down the road,” said the sergeant. Renee Yax, Macomb County Sheriff’s Office.
MPs let go of Douglas and rushed to CVS before realizing what had happened. Investigators dug up the caller’s name and questioned the cell phone tower to find the house from which the call was made. They found Williams there as well as Douglas who they say refused to cooperate. MPs impounded the SUV he was driving with a suspended license.
Williams was arraigned Monday and is charged with false reporting of a crime, which carries a four-year sentence. Douglas thinks it’s not that bad. “It’s crazy to me, it’s just a phone call,” he said. “Whether she did it or not, it’s just a phone call.”
Man accused of killing firefighter on bail
Terell Josey, the man accused of shooting Detroit firefighter Lt. Frances Dombrowski, is at home on a tether right now after his lawyer says the shooting was in self-defense. “There is a good chance that my client will be found not guilty if he is in front of a jury,” said lawyer Marc Lakin.
Dombrowski was a decorated firefighter who spent decades with firefighters before being involved in a road rage incident that spilled at a gas station in Rochester Road and Wattles in Troy. “Mr. Dombrowski couldn’t have gotten out of his car any quicker,” Lakin said. “He opens the door and goes into a full sprint towards their car. “
Since the July incident, Josey has been charged with murder. But his lawyer says a toxicology report showed Dombrowski had a blood alcohol level almost three times the legal limit.
The lawyer says his client does not have a violent history which helped the defense when they asked for a lower bond. going from $ 1 million to $ 100,000 with a tether.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce challenges Biden’s vaccine warrants
Michigan business coalition says it believes President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandates will do more harm to business owners than the virus itself. We “urge the president to reconsider,” said Rich Studley, of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.
A federal executive mandate announced this summer requires business owners with more than 100 employees to demand COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing to go into effect in the coming days. But in the eyes of the House, not all businesses are the same.
“At a minimum, they hope to revisit the rule-making process to allow Michigan workers and business owners to have a meaningful contribution to the standard,” Studley said. In total, seven Michigan chambers that launched the group on Zoom on Monday say they are aimed at people getting vaccinated. But they didn’t like to put the onus on business to draw the line.
“Ultimately this puts the job providers in a very difficult position,” said Andy Johnston of the Grand Rapids chamber. “From both a political and a fair logistical point of view, trying to enforce mandates when we really see what the rules are.”
Mitch Albom talks about his orphanage in Haiti and the country’s instability
Author and journalist Mitch Albom is on a crusade, founding an orphanage called Have Faith Haiti. “I have been operating it for almost 12 years and I am here (in Haiti) every month,” he said.
He was in the country this weekend when a group of missionaries, including 16 Americans and a Canadian, were kidnapped. Among those detained against their will, there are five children. “They are paying a very good ransom on this,” Albom said. “These kidnappers, they own a large part of the streets of Haiti.
He says he was with a friend from the World Health Organization who started receiving messages from missionaries. “Messages from one of the people on the bus who were kidnapped – real time messages – saying there are men outside the bus and they have guns and are kidnapping us and please tell everyone, ”Albom said.
The FBI is working to recover the kidnapped missionaries in Haiti, where the president was recently assassinated. Kidnappings are common and law and order are lacking. But despite this turmoil, Albom says his work in Haiti will continue. “There is important work to be done here and the children we care for are more important than the risks – but I am not going to act like we are not afraid,” he said.
What else are we looking at
- The installation of the ice rink at Campus Martius Park has started, giving impetus to the region’s gradual transformation into the winter wonderland it takes for Christmas.
- Former business leaders and government officials will speak at an urban design summit in Detroit as part of Dutch Design Week.
- Dr Joneigh Khaldun took on a new role at CVS as the company’s chief equity officer after leaving the state’s health department earlier this year. Khaldun was the primary voice behind much of COVID-19 policy once the pandemic hit ground.
- FEMA has opened another center to help with recovery efforts after heavy rains in June. It is located in Eastpointe at the town hall on avenue Gratiot.
- How busy is the electric battery industry? Ask Subhash Dhar in Lake Orion, which has become a commercial success story in Michigan, winning accolades from Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday. Learn more here.
Live on FOX 2
Sunny and 70 on Tuesday and Wednesday before some risk of rain and the possibility of a thunderstorm tomorrow evening and Thursday.
California Becomes Only US State To Shift To Yellow “Moderate” COVID-19 Transmission Level
New issues of the CDC show promising signs for California’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the latest CDC data, California has changed color to “moderate” yellow in the agency’s COVID-19 community transmission level. According to Monday’s data, seven states are at the orange level of “substantial” community spread while 42 other states are at the “high” level of community transmission.
California is the only state in the country to be in the “moderate” yellow level. The state has recorded an average of 34.4 cases in the past seven days per 100,000 people, reports the CDC. The following states are at the “substantial” orange level: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, and Mississippi.