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Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 12:36 p.m.

Shooting reported in Ypsilanti Township apartment complex

By Paula Gardner

Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies are investigating reports of a shooting early Thursday in Ypsilanti Township and found a car with bullet holes in an apartment complex parking lot.

No victims have come forward in the incident at Village Grove Apartments in the 1000 block of Share, according to sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson.

The incident was reported to police in the early morning hours, according to a statement from police.

The incident follows recent gunfire at the In & Out Party Store in the 1100 block of Share, across Harris Road from the apartments.

It also follows an incident on Oct. 17 at Village Grove when two men were hospitalized following a shooting inside one of the apartments. Jermaine Beverly has been charged in that case.

"It's too early to say if it's related or not related to any other incident," Jackson said of today's incident in an email.

Further information was not available, he added.



Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 1:55 p.m.

First - Federal laws prevent Landlords from doing much. These laws all stem from the 1960's If they pay their rent they are entitled to their living quarters. Second - How many people affected in the neighborhood are willing to testify to what the see going on - in other words support the police? Third - Are the residents of Ypsilanti willing to pay more in taxes for more police? Fourth - With out the co-operation of everybody affected it will continue to get worse because the criminals see themselves winning.


Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 1:46 p.m.

I just knew it was going to be that apartment complex when I saw the headline... As someone who lives very close to that complex and the In N Out store, I really do wish they'd do something about the crime in the area. I agree with Jim Duggin, it has gotten noticably worse in the past year or so.

Jon Duggin

Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 3:25 a.m.

I live on Harris street. I am unfortunately a neighbor. Every night there are people doing drugs loud music and kids outside. The township must make them clean up this area. The last year it has gotten worse. A sign says there is security patrol but I only have seen security on the sign. The people meet with the cops and we tell them what we see. I see in the papers what the township is doing with other sites like this, this complex should be at the top of your list. Make them clean it up like you did lake in the woods, John duggan

Monica R-W

Sat, Nov 19, 2011 : 12:34 p.m.

Jon and other residents in the surrounding Harris Road Community, My name is Monica RW and I am one of the Board Members of the New West Willow Neighborhood Association that worked with to enact the citizens crime patrols you heard about in the media (along with the rest of our board and great neighbors). I would love to talk with you anytime about some ideas assist with community involvement to step up crime prevention activities in the area. Feel free to reach out to me by email at webmaster at reachoutjobsearch (dot) com. Look forward to hearing from you! Monica RW


Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 10:27 p.m.

Simple solution-- Tear down the apartments and the other problem ones near it. Build a prison on the vacated land. More jobs will result and the police won't have to transport the criminals that far since most of them live in that area anyway.


Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 1:51 p.m.

Not a fan of that idea.


Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 8:59 p.m.

If you have information on this shooting or others please assist the police by calling the tip line.


Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 7:39 p.m.

It's a weekly thing to hear gunshots in the neighborhood.

Life in Ypsi

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 6:45 p.m.

When is the township going to put pressure on the apartment owner to get this place in order? This place has been dangerous for a very long time. Most of the things in this area never get reported to the news.


Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 7:34 p.m.

I couldn't agree more. I heard the township is trying to have the In and Out closed but the store is not the's the people that live around it! Village Grove should be demolished!!!!!!!