Police unit starts hunting for sniper suspect tied to 22 car shootings in two weeks
• Police are chasing a male sniper suspect for nearly two dozen cars
shootings in Michigan that started October 16
• More than 100 local officers, sheriff & # 39; s delegates, state troopers and
Federal agents are involved in the investigation
• Investigators and the national police attract local drivers
they interrogate for details
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The police are hunting for a sniper in Michigan, linked to 22 car shootings in two weeks, which so far have caused one injury.
A working group of researchers has begun interviewing drivers in four counties in Michigan hoping to capture a man suspected of being shot at by another driver on the highway. Police investigators are looking for something out of the norm during their stopping places in the provinces of Oakland, Livingston, Ingham and Shiawassee.
More than 100 local officers, sheriff & # 39; s delegates, state troopers and federal agents are now involved in the investigation, which began with reported admissions in Wixom, about 25 miles northwest of Detroit on October 16.
Artist & # 39; s impression: Police arrested the 43-year-old man on suspicion of the sniper, pictured, who shot two cars in two provinces of Michigan in two weeks
More than a hundred officers, delegates, state soldiers and agents are on the hunt for the shooter
A local man was shot in the back Saturday while driving east along Interstate 96 in Livingston County, causing a nearby school to go into lockdown, according to United Press International.
That victim was the only one injured so far, but the suspect is supposed to shoot at people and not just their vehicles, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said on Tuesday.
"It has been more the grace of God than the man who intentionally missed people," said Bouchard. & # 39; We've had people who have missed inches. One bullet was placed on a driver's seat. & # 39;
& # 39; The suspect is supposed to shoot at vehicles coming from the opposite direction, & # 39; said Michigan State Police Lieutenant Michael Shaw.
& # 39; Some drivers had not realized that their vehicles were hit until they had driven a quarter of a mile or more, & # 39; he said.
The research team has received more than 800 tips so far and has increased the reward money for all information that leads to a detention of up to $ 102,000 from $ 12,000.
Witnesses have described that the suspect's vehicle looks like a dark one
1998 Oldsmobile Alero or a 1998 Toyota Camry. The first descriptions may not be correct, Shaw said.
The I-96 Highway where the shooting took place
On Monday, police stopped the driver of a dark-colored Chevy Cavalier after a woman had reported something getting into her car on the 23rd near Brighton, Michigan at 9.05 am.
No arrests were made.
Local officials say it is a must that they not only catch the suspect to protect lives, but also to stop the spread of fear among citizens in the area.
& # 39; For Halloween we are going to do special patrols in each of our subdivisions so that children can have a normal Halloween & # 39 ;, said Clarence Goodlein, Wixom & # 39; s director for public safety.
& # 39; It is not our job to have a criminal and a wanderer bully and change the course of our lives. & # 39;
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