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Posted on Wed, Aug 1, 2012 : 11:14 a.m.

Most-wanted in Washtenaw County: Deputies searching for card-game armed robbery suspect

By Kyle Feldscher

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies declared Frederick Shaw one of the department’s most wanted men Wednesday for what they say is his role in an armed robbery stemming from a March card game.


Frederick Shaw

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Sgt. Geoffrey Fox reported Shaw was at an apartment in the 200 block of Hewitt Road playing cards. When the resident of the apartment told Shaw to leave, he became upset and an argument ensued, according to Fox.

Fox said Shaw did leave the apartment, but returned a short time later with a gun. He allegedly pointed the gun at multiple people in the room and took money from one of them, eventually firing one shot that didn’t hit anyone before leaving.

“It appears that Shaw was upset that he was asked to leave and that motivated the crime,” Fox said in an email.

Fox said there is a warrant out for Shaw's arrest on one charge of armed robbery, two charges of felonious assault and a charge each of discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm

Shaw, 30, is listed as an absconder from parole, according state records. He is on parole for a 2007 assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and a 1999 second-degree home invasion, records show.

He also has previous convictions for larceny from a motor vehicle; resisting or obstructing a police officer and second-degree home invasion in 2000, records show.

Shaw has a tattoo reading “Hot” on his right forearm, “Boy” on his left forearm, “West Side” on the center of his abdomen, “Grim Reaper” on his left bicep, “Sixx-0” on his back and “South Maple” on his arm. He’s described as black, 5-feet-11 inches tall and about 200 pounds, according to state records.

Anyone with information on Shaw’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Thu, Aug 2, 2012 : 6:36 p.m.

Some people take rejection differently than others...


Wed, Aug 1, 2012 : 11:53 p.m.

Hope they catch him before he can do any crimes, he sounds like a very dangerous man. Be careful officers if you find him.


Wed, Aug 1, 2012 : 8:31 p.m.

Maybe he is playing Basketball with the Sheriff's Federal Grant Basketball Program