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Posted on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 10:25 a.m.

Ypsilanti man shot twice outside apartment on city's south side

By Cindy Heflin

A 35-year-old Ypsilanti man was shot twice early Friday while standing with other people in front of an apartment on the city's south side, police said.

The man underwent surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Superior Township for his injuries, police said in a news release, but further information about his condition was not immediately available.

Police said the man was standing with several other people in front of an apartment around 12:05 a.m. in the 600 block of Armstrong Drive when someone fired several shots from an open area behind him and people began to scatter. The victim fell to the ground and was lying there when police arrived. He was wounded in the thigh and buttocks, police said.

The suspect is a man, police indicated in the news release, but no description was immediately available. Police continue to investigate.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Thomas Eberts at (734) 482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- SPEAK UP.

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Mon, Jul 23, 2012 : 5:44 p.m.

These non- fatal type of gun crime's often happen in Ann Arbor too, its under reported to create a bias's, Ann Arbor has more of an national reputation to uphold and we cant scare people away with minor injury of shooting reports. just saying....I read crime-data dot com a lot.

Jonathan Blutarsky

Mon, Jul 23, 2012 : 2:32 p.m.

Gotta love the Urban Myths about Ypsi propagated by the same know-it-alls who in reality know nothing...


Sun, Jul 22, 2012 : 4:12 a.m.

ypsi'snot bad a all, what happened was in the 8o's Ann Arbor criminals became priced out and they basically all cramped in ypsi, say story today! Ann Arbors populations much higher so logically more criminals live in Ann Arbor.


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 7:53 p.m.

its true bloody cheese cake ! Ann Arbor and Ypsi is same community , sort like highland park is Detroit, this south-side which the begins on the south-side of Ann Arbor and extended to yps, Ann Arbor criminals are often priced out and end up moving to ypsi .


Tue, Jul 24, 2012 : 11:40 a.m.

At-lest Ypsi hasn't lost its soul to the corp. wiki site "It has been said that Ypsilanti is the Brooklyn to Ann Arbor's Manhattan.[14] Comparable to the gentrification causing many artists, poets, musicians, and hipsters to flee the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City to areas like Bushwick, nearby Ann Arbor has experienced massive increases in land value and taxes over the last several decades. Despite Ann Arbor's reputation in the region as a bohemian cultural center, many creative people have been driven out of the city to Ypsilanti due to these changes. A vibrant, underground arts scene has begun to emerge as a result.[15] This community gathers semiannually at the juried Shadow Art Fair held at The Corner Brewery.[16]"


Sun, Jul 22, 2012 : 4:09 a.m.

Ann Arbor was ruined in 70's already and ypsi was A SLEEPY hamlet . BIG Ann arbor criminals swallow ypsi ! basically the Ann Arbor criminals cramped in ypsi, causing a very very high crime per pop. caps. in the 80's .


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 10:45 p.m.

Actually, Ypsi criminals have just about ruined their own community so now they are starting to ruin AA.

Jimmy McNulty

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 1:34 p.m.

I hope the victim is ok. NOTHING good happens after midnight, much less in that section of town. I will use that great description and keep my eyes open for "a man." WAIT, I see him!.......oops, sorry it was just a mirror.


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 12:20 p.m.

What were we doing at 12:05 am outside with a group? Bedtime is 9 pm, unless there's a Tiger's game on........ If they'd been inside at night, wouldn't have been a problem....At least they didn't blame it on the gun.......


Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 9:54 p.m.

Does all the trouble in Ypsi not remind us of a couple other Michigan cities?


Tue, Jul 24, 2012 : 3:33 a.m.

I hope we know what we are talking about 'Ann Arbor is not even close to having the same environment as Ypsi' ok lets compare ypisi downtown and EMU vs. u of m AND DOWNTOWN aNN aRBOR.... u- MICHIGAN has one most highest crime rate out all campus's any where, Downtown Ann Arbor has more assults then even , Downtown Detroit and Ypsi downtown is safest place in world .


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 10:44 p.m.

Ann Arbor is not even close to having the same environment as Ypsi


Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 10:59 p.m.

Ypsi is ann arbor, same environment .


Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 5:18 p.m.

600 block of Armstrong. Where have I heard that before?


Sun, Jul 22, 2012 : 7:51 p.m.

sound like some common name in crime headline of Ann Arbor. the infamous greenwood ave a few years balk, Packard and platt. nad more.... over the years

Ann English

Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 11:53 p.m.

I think months ago a theft took place there at night, and the stolen property was recovered.


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 10:42 p.m.

Armstrong Drive/Ct is jealous of Macarthur Blvd and West Willow...


Sat, Jul 21, 2012 : 10:41 p.m.

Probably because hardly a week goes by that some major criminal activity takes place there

dading dont delete me bro

Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 3:53 p.m.

ima have to carry when i drive through now.


Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 6:21 p.m.

dading......You don't ever go near Armstrong.They can't even have a pizza delivered in that area


Fri, Jul 20, 2012 : 3:13 p.m.

"The suspect is a man, police indicated in the news release, but no description was immediately available. Police continue to investigate." Incorrect...a "man" doesn't fire wildly into a crowd of people because they want to shoot a single individual. This is more apt behavior for a cowardly child.