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Posted on Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 2:48 p.m.

Man sought in connection with fatal shooting in Ypsilanti

By Lee Higgins

Ypsilanti police said they have probable cause to arrest a man in connection with the fatal shooting Wednesday of a man inside a South Prospect Street apartment.

Investigators are searching for 24-year-old Kenneth Rooks and said he should be considered armed and dangerous.


Kenneth Rooks

Police said 21-year-old Jonathan Claude Rollins of Ypsilanti Township was fatally shot between 12 a.m. and 3 a.m. Wednesday inside the apartment, which he was visiting. Rollins was shot at least twice in the upper body with a handgun after he got into an argument with an acquaintance, Lt. Paul DeRidder said.

Officers were called at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to the apartment, where Rollins was found dead in the living room.

Rooks is described as black, 5 feet, 5 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs about 240 pounds.

Anyone with information can call Det. Joe Yuhas at (734) 368-8780 or police at (734) 483-9510.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at



Mon, Dec 26, 2011 : 8:37 p.m.

If anyone knows who this boy Kenneth Rooks is associated with, (friends or family), please let Ypsilanti police department know. If you know anything that will help in the capturing of this thug, please do the right thing. No need to be scared.


Sat, Dec 24, 2011 : 11:29 p.m.

I hope the police find him before i do


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 11:53 p.m.

There is a Kenneth Rooks on probation in Oakland County


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 9:54 p.m.

R.I.P John C. Rollins B.K.A Johnny B . We love you && miss you.! ( Never forgotten, Always in our Hearts) <3


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 8:05 a.m.

Sorry, it's hard to think of any comment on this story that won't be censored. Okay - maybe: tragic, sad, frightening, scary - and as usual, somewhat puzzling (not applied to any person in this story) will get approved.


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 3:11 a.m.

Wow there is a Kenneth Rooks under the OTIS in the State Records... Is this the one we are too watch for????

the major

Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 1:07 a.m.

Nice picture


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 10:51 p.m.

At 5-5 and 240 pounds, he should be identifiable from well beyond reasonable pistol range.


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 10:16 p.m.

OMG, When is this going to stop? Armed and dangerous ....... keep up the search Ypsilanti Police!


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 10:11 p.m.

Is this the same Kenneth H. Rooks II, date of birth 08/11/1987, possibly on probation in Oakland County? for having a stolen car and fleeing from police? Or is it another one? If this is the one, does he have an active probation officer with a current home address for him? Or other contact info?


Fri, Dec 23, 2011 : 9:58 p.m.

if you don't mind me asking wen did this happen??


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 8:30 p.m.

How about some more information on Rooks? Do some digging Lee. Criminal history, hometown, AKAs, known vehicles? During a murder case I expect more than your usual bare minimum facts.


Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 9:21 p.m.

Why did you feel the need to make this comment?