Detroit December 1 2016: Strange case out of the west side this past Wednesday.
Around 430am a woman called the Detroit police and told the 911 operator that her son had been kidnapped and that the abductors were going to kill him.
Either her son called her or a friend of the son and told her that the son was in a blue van outfitted with a rack and that they were armed with a shotgun.
The caller; whoever it was, said her son was abducted from the Von’s #3 liquor store at 14918 Greenfield.
The mother, fearing for her sons life, went to the liquor store and found a big ol’ puddle of blood but her son was nowhere to be seen. That’s when she made the 911 call to Detroit Police.
A Detroit Police Officer responded to the liquor store on Greenfield and did in fact find what appeared to be a crime scene. again, lot’s of blood but no body.
The LEO on scene inquired about the location because of a large crowd that had been there earlier on the evening before. He was polling the dispatcher on whether or not there had been any reports of shootings at the location.
At around 9:37AM, Detroit Police dispatched a unit to the liquor store in order to secure the scene for FBI investigators.
LEO’s got a tip for someone and the Detroit Police violent crime task force responded to a home at Marx St & Stender on Detroit’s north end. The house was placed under surveillance by I’m assuming the Detroit Police Department and the FBI.
Two subjects were seen leaving the residence in a blue van…with a rack…and a felony car stop was initiated.
Inside the van law enforcement officer’s found the body of the kidnap victim. Another version of the story has the person of interest tracked down and taken into custody at a house on Marx.
Whatever the story is, a 34 year old man is dead, a blue van is impounded, at least one person is in custody and a mother is grieving for her son, once again, in Detroit.
Names of the victim and those taken into custody have not been released.
And so it goes in Detroit.