UPDATE: Detroit police plan to seek charges against a registered sex offender suspected in the fatal shooting of two people at a senior housing complex.
Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood told The Associated Press Wednesday that a warrant request naming 69-year-old James Fleming is being prepared for presentation to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office.
A 50-year-old unarmed security guard and a 66-year-old female resident were shot to death at the Phillip Sims Senior Housing complex Tuesday night. Fleming is also accused of earlier trying to rape a 30-year-old woman who was visiting him that day.
Fleming fled after the shootings and is believed to be driving a dark blue 2001 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with Tennessee plates.
Chief James Craig told reporters Wednesday that Fleming lives in the building.
UPDATE: Detroit police are hunting for a 69-year-old registered sex offender who they believe fatally shot an unarmed security guard and a woman, after attempting to rape another woman at the senior housing complex where he lives.
Chief James Craig says the suspect and a 30-year-old woman were using cocaine at the Phillip Sims Senior Housing complex Tuesday night when he tried to sexually assault her. The woman pulled a fire alarm and fled. Firefighters arrived but left after finding no fire.
Craig says the suspect then shot a 50-year-old security guard and a 66-year-old female resident who “wasn’t even looking” at him.
Craig says it’s unclear what happened after the alarm to trigger the shooting.
He fled in a dark blue 2001 Chrysler Town and Country minivan with Tennessee plates.
ORIGINAL STORY: Detroit police say a man fatally shot a security guard and a 66-year-old woman at a senior housing complex on the city’s east side.
The shooting happened Tuesday night. Police say in a statement that a 30-year old woman met with the 69-year-old suspect at the Phillip Sims Senior Housing complex and they got into an argument. Police say that escalated into a “physical altercation” and the woman ran outside and fled.
Police say the man got a handgun and fatally shot a 50-year-old man who was a security guard and the 66-year-old woman. Their names weren’t immediately released.
The man fled in what police described as a dark blue 2001 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. Police are seeking help from the public in finding him.