Man assaulted and dog killed during Saturday night altercation in West Willow
A man was sent to the hospital and a dog was killed in a shooting in Ypsilanti Township Saturday night, and police say they have one man in custody.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Derrick Jackson said deputies responded to Mary Catherine Street and Jeff Avenue Saturday night for a report of shots fired and one man injured. When deputies arrived, they found one man with a cut on his head and a dog that had been shot, Jackson said.
The department did not release any information on the shooting through their Nixle alerts or in any information to media outlets until Thursday. Jackson said it was “a matter of circumstance” that the sheriff’s office had not released any information regarding the incident in West Willow until Thursday.
Jackson said it appeared that the man had been injured in an altercation with at least one suspect and had a laceration on his head. He said the man was transported by Huron Valley Ambulance to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
HVA spokesperson Joyce Williams confirmed the ambulance service was sent to Mary Catherine Street for a report of a gunshot wound. She said the man was in stable condition. She could not release what hospital the man was taken to because of the on-going investigation, she said.
Jackson said police have one person in custody in connection with the incident. He said he was going to check with sheriff’s office detectives for any more details on the incident that could be released.
The Ypsilanti Township Fire Department also made an emergency medical service run at 11:51 p.m. Saturday to Mary Catherine Street, according to fire department officials.
Mike Radzik, director of police services for Ypsilanti Township, said sheriff’s officials had not notified him about the incident when he was reached by AnnArbor.com on Thursday.
A bystander said the getaway vehicle struck at least one more vehicle on a nearby street.
A person who lives on Jeff Avenue near the incident said he heard some shots at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday night, but didn’t go outside to see what had happened. The neighbor said it was a while before he saw lights from police vehicles showing up in the neighborhood, but otherwise had no information about the incident.