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Posted on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 : 5:05 p.m.

Suspect in triple shooting in Ypsilanti wanted on 13-count felony warrant

By Kyle Feldscher

Ypsilanti police obtained an arrest warrant for 13 felonies against Quenton Dodson, the primary suspect in a Friday night shooting that sent three men to the hospital.


Quenton Dodson

From Ypsilanti Police

Ypsilanti police Chief Amy Walker released a statement Monday afternoon confirming police can arrest and hold Dodson on the charges. Dodson is accused of shooting three acquaintances during a drug deal gone bad Friday night.

Among the crimes Dodson is being charged with are three counts of assault with intent to murder, three counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felony firearm charge.

Walker stated Dodson is considered armed and dangerous.

The shooting occurred in the 300 block of Jarvis Street near the Eagles Nest Apartments on the edge of Eastern Michigan University, according to police.

Three men were taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after being shot while trying to buy Oxycontin, police said. The victims were aged 18 to 20 years old and were in stable condition as of Saturday morning with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

One man suffered a stomach wound while the other two were struck in the hip and chest respectively, police said. One of the wounded is from Ann Arbor and the other two are from Ypsilanti Township, and none of the people involved in the shooting were students at EMU, according to university officials.

Dodson is described as 5-feet-8 inches tall, about 160 pounds, with two pierced ears and a scraggly beard, according to police. He was wearing a white baggy shirt, blue jeans and a red baseball cap at the time of the shooting, police said.

Dodson has a criminal history, including convictions for breaking and entering stemming from separate incidents in 2005 and 2006.

Anyone with information on Dodson’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

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



Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 1:52 p.m.

Ypsilanti is a mini Detroit.


Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 1:04 p.m.

The Black community is outraged about what they think happened to Trayvon Martin in Florida but they are saying nothing about what happened here..........Why ?


Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 6:03 a.m.

It would be too much like RIGHT to actually raise an outrage about this kind of thing. Thank God no one had to lose their life. A lot of you want to hear the "community" protest... well, you have paved the way. We may not do it on here, may not even do it and get as much publicity as the other recent incidents in Michigan [or elsewhere], but someone, somewhere is going to stand up and be the voice against this. Such a shame that once upon a time Quenton used to be a very respectful young man.... and to look up at the news and see what our children today are capable of is just radically insane. Another man lost to the system...... Another 3 people scarred for life...... Another system designed to fail...... Another reason to be more proactive in our children's lives..... Another chance to stop talking and start doing!

Paul Kersey

Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 3:54 a.m.

I guess we won't be hearing from Barack, Al, Jessie, Louis, and the rest of the race hucksters or their mouthpieces at MsNBC about the latest daily outrage from "the community".


Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 12:55 p.m.

They are to busy causing trouble and have no time or knowledge of how to solve problems


Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 3:36 a.m.

OMG, another drug deal gone bad! Hope this guy is caught soon. Armed and dangerous is for REAL! If anyone knows, or I knew the wherabouts of this guy, nothing would stop me from calling the Ypsilanti Police.

Maier Suchowljansky

Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 3:07 a.m.

I can't HEAR you!


Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : 2:35 a.m.

Just amazing isn't it, how can those same people that cry about racism stand bye and say nothing about this kind of thing? Where are the reverends and the criminal justice degree carrying people? Where?


Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 2:18 p.m.

True the outrage should happen whenever there is violence in the community, you won't get an argument from me about that, but this is not the same as someone being let off for shooting someone without any kind of police investigation into the circumstances of how/why the shooting even took place.


Tue, Mar 27, 2012 : midnight

Don't expect the "citizens" of the community involved to step forward and turn this guy in! They will reap what they sow!


Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 2:16 p.m.

What are you talking about?


Mon, Mar 26, 2012 : 10:41 p.m.

@skyjockey42--How extremely true. In Detroit 2 young female are found shot in the head after being kidnapped, and are then thrown in a shallow grave. a teen shoots 37 rounds into a house and kills a child. A man kills a teen because the teen looked at him wrong. Another child dies at a baby shower because the someone sat in the wrong seat. Detroiters are now protesting about something that happened in another state a month ago because of race relations. How come no protests about what is a major problem here?


Mon, Mar 26, 2012 : 10:14 p.m.

A Hispanic man shoots a black boy under questionable circumstances and there is outrage from coast to coast, a racist organization puts a $10,000 dead or alive bounty on the shooters head, local clergy declare that we must stand our ground against the violence against blacks, our former governor dons a hoodie in protest, and our president says the victim could have been his own son. All before the man is even indicted and all the facts are made known. Meanwhile A back man shoots three people and the silence here is deafening. Selective outrage is a curious thing.


Wed, Mar 28, 2012 : 2:12 p.m.

Well lets see, 1. These three guys were attempting to buy drugs from this guy, Trayvon was walking home from the store after buying snacks. (Is that the same?) 2. Trayvon was killed he did not get to go to the police and report his side of the story we only heard one side, from the shooter. These victims were able to relate to the police their side of the events (Is that the same?) 3. "All before the man is even indicted and all the facts are made known. " Well guess what the police did not even start an investigation in the first place so how could the facts be known if no one was even looking at them in the first place? (Is that the same?) The underlying assumptions in your comment are bigoted and do not reflect a basis in reality or facts but don't that let you stop you from being "outraged" that people are demanding justice for someone who can no longer seek it themselves.