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Posted on Sat, Feb 25, 2012 : 12:01 p.m.

Police come up empty-handed after getting report of gunfire

By Steve Pepple

Ypsilanti police said they responded to a report of shots being fired in the 1400 block of Gregory Street, on the city's north side, early Friday morning, but were unable to locate anyone with a gun.

Officers said they stopped a black Ford Taurus that was spotted in the area shortly after the 1:30 a.m. report. Police said there occupants of the car were questioned and allowed to leave after it was determined they were not involved.



Mon, Feb 27, 2012 : 5:44 a.m.



Sun, Feb 26, 2012 : 4:58 a.m.

YPD gets 3 or 4 unsubstantiated "shots fired" calls every week. Why is this suddenly newsworthy?


Sat, Feb 25, 2012 : 7:59 p.m.

I guess empty handed is a good thing. Ypsilanti Police just doing their job!


Sat, Feb 25, 2012 : 6:45 p.m.

Odd, just this week, we heard from the commenters that there was no crime in Ypsi? <a href=""></a> BTW, here is the map for Ypsi. For some odd reason, you can only look at two types of crime at a time: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> They don't report to crimemapper dot com or whatever.


Sat, Feb 25, 2012 : 5:43 p.m.

I hate to say it, but if I used my gun to defend myself or my family I'm not sure it would be in my best interest to call the police. The best thing that could happen is they clear you, the worst being you get charged with murder. The criminals seem to be entitled to your property these days, and any resistance by the home owner is not recieved well by the public.


Sat, Feb 25, 2012 : 6:26 p.m.

I hope this helps you - respectfully - I'll say that ALL the legal experts on this subject advise those involved in self defense shootings to IMMEDIATELY call 911 and request police AND ambulance at the location. Doing so - is the first! -step in establishing your innocence in the eyes of police and prosecutors. Second step: respectfully insist on talking to an attorney before giving any statement(s) to police. Never delay, never &quot;rehearse a story&quot; before calling 911. Doing so always arouses suspicion. Instead: listen to your attorney - follow their counsel. BTW: the organization &quot;USCCA&quot; offers members INSURANCE to cover attorneys fees up to $300K. Protect your rights - don't throw them out the window.