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Posted on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 4:47 p.m.

Deputies: Investigation continues in Tuesday shooting near EMU's campus

By Kyle Feldscher

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies are still actively investigating Tuesday’s shooting on Bedford Drive in Ypsilanti Township, but there are no new details to report.


Police are still investigating the Tuesday morning shooting in the 300 block of Bedford Drive.

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Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said deputies are still talking with the two men who were hospitalized but have not gleaned much information from them to this point. The two men are both in stable condition at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

One of the men was shot in the knee and may have been hit by a car and the other man was hit by a vehicle, police said Tuesday. The man who was hit by a vehicle drove the man with the gunshot wound to the hospital before returning to his apartment on Chestnut Drive. He was taken to the hospital by Huron Valley Ambulance from there.

The shooting occurred about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment in the 300 block of Bedford Drive in the Huron Ridge Apartments. The complex is near Clark and LeForge roads near the campus of Eastern Michigan University.

Two men were seen leaving the area on foot. They were described as black men with short hair and thin builds, wearing black T-shirts and blue jeans. Police do not believe the incident was a “random act of violence.”

K-9 units from the sheriff’s office scoured the area behind the woods Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies sought a search warrant for the apartment on Tuesday. It is not known if the search was executed since the shooting.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.


not a billy

Thu, Jul 12, 2012 : 3:05 p.m.

"Maybe a five minute walk from the edge of the university's campus"??? Really? Tying EMU to the story with a poorly written headline is really stretching it. Pretty much any crime in the City of Ypsilanti can now be linked to EMU since most of the city is within that same five minute walk (same with Ann Arbor/UofM). And to cite other headline examples to justify the link doesn't make it right, it only points out the inexperience of the rest of the Ann reporting staff. Professional Journalism has become a lost art.

Kyle Feldscher

Thu, Jul 12, 2012 : 12:37 p.m.

I put the fact that this is near EMU's campus in the headline and story to give people an accurate representation of where this shooting occurred. Ypsilanti Township is a large area, so stating the that shooting happened there doesn't really give an idea of where it was at. Putting the name of the apartment complex in the headline would give a better idea, but many people might not know exactly where the Huron Ridge Apartments are off the top of their head. Same thing for Bedford Drive. However, EMU's campus is well known and this location was maybe a five minute walk away from the edge of the university's campus. While it might be seen as an attempt to indict the university in the shooting somehow, it is not. I have not implied that anyone from the university was involved in the shooting. The use of the university's campus in the headline is solely to give an accurate location of where the crime occurred. This isn't something we only do with EMU, as some implied. Here's just one example of using "near U-M's campus" from about two weeks ago. There are many others.


Thu, Jul 12, 2012 : 4:14 a.m.

Can someone from respond as to why this headline was used. The majority of this complex is section 8. If this was an apartment complex like several others in the area with a large number of students like River Rain, River Drive or Peninsular Place I could understand the headline but this place is in Ypsilanti Township and has nothing to do with EMU. Here is an example of how ridiculous your rag has become. If a canoeist was traveling down the Huron River and accidentally drowned in Ypsilanti would the headline then read "Subject drowned near EMU campus" or would the headline more accurately read "Canoeist dies in Huron River". Now both may be somewhat accurage but the more accurate is the one that actually tells the truth as to exactly where the subject died " in the river". Now I realize that the journalists at your paper don't care about the truth, acurate reporting, digging for details or any other journalistic quality but continuing this assault on our local universities is disgusting and and shows a total lack of integrity and morality. Please staff please advise why EMU is in this headline.


Thu, Jul 12, 2012 : 2:26 a.m.

Those apartments are right across the street from EMU. The sad thing is, is that all of the areas around EMU, where it is convenient for EMU students to live, are very sketchy. My daughter lived in those apartments last summer and she lives right next to them now. I am scared for her every day.


Thu, Jul 12, 2012 : 2:08 a.m.

Is any crime outside of Ann Arbor considered near EMU's campus? ...


Thu, Jul 12, 2012 : 1:53 a.m.

One-sided inaccurate misleading biased stories and headlines will eventually lead the blog to the same demise as the paper. It will just take longer, as running a blog is dirt cheap.

Jay Thomas

Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 11:11 p.m.

So much crime in that area and little of it has anything to do with the University or its students (unless they are the victim). Ypsi has way too much rental housing.


Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 9:25 p.m.

Love how all the shooting in the Ypsilanti area read "shooting near EMU" in the title. EMU is a safe campus in relation to the area that surrounds it. It's too bad all the thugs and drug dealers of the ypsilanti area have to put EMU in a bad light. Also, same on for the articles titles.


Wed, Jul 11, 2012 : 10:11 p.m.

Seriously, EMU isn't even on the same side of the river.