Woman shot in head during robbery in stable condition
A 20-year-old Pittsfield Township woman was shot in the head during a robbery Friday night, according to the Pittsfield Department of Public Safety.
Pittsfield police officers responded to a call for a medical emergency around 10:35 p.m. on the 4900 block of Lakeridge Drive in Pittsfield Township and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick described the suspect as an 18- to 20-year-old black male, approximately 5-foot-8 with a thin build, no facial hair and a bald head. He was wearing a hoodie and all dark clothing. He is still at large and considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Schick said the woman had just gotten off work and was walking up to her apartment complex when an unknown suspect approached her with a gun and tried to grab her purse.
The suspect then put the gun to her head and told her to remove her clothing while forcing her to the ground. At that point, the victim began fighting back and the suspect then shot her in the left side of her head.
Schick said the suspect did have the intent to commit a sexual assault, but did not.
The victim remains in stable condition as of 9:20 a.m. on Saturday.
The Ann Arbor Police Department also responded to the scene with a K-9 unit, but were unable to track down the suspect after canvassing the area.
Schick also added the victim was wearing headphones, which he advised against at that time of night as a preventative measure.
Anyone having witnessed the incident or can provide more information is asked to call the Pittsfield Police Department at (734) 822-4911 or the confidential tip line at (734) 822-4958.