Police still waiting to interview Ypsilanti Township shooting victim
The 48-year-old Livingston County man shot at an Ypsilanti Township apartment complex early Sunday morning is still not well enough to be interviewed by police, said Derrick Jackson, spokesman for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.
“Nothing new has happened,” Jackson said regarding the investigation of the incident.
Not being able to interview the victim, who remains in critical condition, is a roadblock for police, Jackson said.
The sheriff’s office still isn’t certain why the Livingston County man was at the apartment complex, located at 2502 East Michigan Avenue.
“Establishing motive in these kinds of cases can be difficult,” Jackson said, especially when police haven't spoken to the victim.
Interviews with the men who brought the 48-year-old to the hospital also haven’t yielded much useful information, according to police.
The two men accompanied the shooting victim to the apartment complex around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The men were separated, with some of the men staying inside an apartment unit while others went out into the parking lot.
After hearing gunshots, the two men found the 48-year-old lying on the ground in the parking lot and drove him to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, where he remains.
Meanwhile, the apartment complex - which was once called Riley Court Apartments but has since been renamed Meadow Ridge Apartments - has been put on alert, said owner Stewart Beal.
Beal said he’s already spoken with the manager about the incident.
“We’re putting full-time security on the property,” he said.
Residents in the complex can expect the heightened security for the reasonable future, Beal said.