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Posted on Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 11:58 a.m.

Ypsilanti man tells police he was shot in the leg while leaving area bar

By Heather Lockwood

A 33-year-old man shot in the calf told police the shooting occurred as he was leaving an Ypsilanti bar early today.

But police say they were unable to find any evidence of the shooting where the man said it occurred.

Officers were called to a St. Joseph Mercy Hospital early today, where a 33-year-old Inkster man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his right calf.

He told police he was leaving a bar in the 200 block of West Michigan Avenue when he was shot by two men. He did not provide a description of the men.

Officers were unable to find any evidence that a shooting had occurred, and the investigation is ongoing.

No further details were immediately available.


Snarf Oscar Boondoggle

Tue, Jan 4, 2011 : 3:12 p.m.

busy bar, eh? " 200 block of West Michigan " yet again!

Steve Pepple

Mon, Jan 3, 2011 : 7:50 a.m.

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Sat, Jan 1, 2011 : 9:29 a.m.

He probably got shot somewhere else; by someone he is familiar with, but since he was being treated at a hospital and they would call Police... this is his excuse. He did not give a description if the suspects. Probably part of that mentality that does not cooperate with Police. When you do not cooperate with Police, you are no longer a victim in my eyes; you are part of the problem.


Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 7:05 p.m.

If we were not depriving American citizens of their sacred Second Amendment rights, none of us would feel embarrassed about shooting ourselves in the leg, or the foot, or wherever. Just ask Aaron Burr.


Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 5:18 p.m.

YpsiLivin, just what I was about to post. I like Rodney's scenario.

joe golder

Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 5:11 p.m.

I have many questions about this guys story. I hope ypsilanti police get to the bottom of this one. No talk of robbery, no description of the suspects,police couldn't find any evidence. Was he even in the tap room? Obviously this guy wasn't in the wrong place at the wrong time. maybe we need some cameras linked to the ypsi police station. This way we can establish fact from fiction and people can feel safer.

Tom Joad

Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 4:05 p.m.

Guy walks out of a bar...gets shot...Cops ask him: What did you have to drink? Guy says, 'just a single shot'


Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 2:59 p.m.

FYI - In the 200 block of W Michigan, you'll find: 200 - J Neil's Mongolian Grill 201 - Tap Room 205 - Louis Cafe 206 - Diagata Hair Braiding 207 - TC's Speakeasy 208 - Ypsi Studio 210 - Bowerbird Mongo 212 - DCP Computer Clinic 213 - Mack & Mack, LLC (empty?) 216 - MVG Kids 217 - Bombadill's Cafe 224 - Art of Africa 228 - Wolverine Restaurant 229 - Ypsilanti City Library 230 - Queen Aicha African Hair Braiding 232 - Bank of America 300 - Eastern Michigan University Since J Neil's and TC's Speakeasy are both closed, I guess that narrows it down, doesn't it?


Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 1:51 p.m.

This is reporting? This is a news source?

Heather Lockwood

Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 1:43 p.m.

@dave, the news release detailing the incident did not include the name of the bar or the exact address, and officials with the Ypsilanti Police Department could not be reached for comment.

joe golder

Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 1 p.m.

Ok getting ready to watch tv. I have the remote, beer, a bag of chips, and OH YEH!! Almost forgot my kevlar vest.


Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 12:43 p.m.

he shot himself by drawing into a mirror and saying (ARE YOU TALKING TO ME, WELL ARE YOU) now he is ashamed to tell the police of this because they will all laugh at him, it will be put in the paper and all his family and friends will never let him down. LOL


Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 12:35 p.m.

Guess those guys didn't get the memo about no guns in bar....or did they?...


Fri, Dec 31, 2010 : 12:34 p.m.

and the name of this bar is? plz, lets change your philosophy on news reporting and give the name of the place where the incident occurs. giving just the street address just doesn't do it