In the meantime, neighborhoods were left with very little police protection as victims of violent crimes often waited more than an hour for help.
The scene was chaotic as people fled the area, many of them families with children.
Police are looking for a van or SUV that sped away from the gruesome scene Thursday night.
A suspected serial arsonist accused of setting fire to numerous vacant houses on Detroit’s east side over the past month has been arrested and charged on several felony counts.
A team of Detroit arson investigators with guns drawn arrested a popular fire videographer Sunday night on a felony charge stemming from a citizen’s arrest he made on an arsonist earlier this month.
Detroit police are requesting an arrest warrant for a popular fire videographer who is accused of taking a citizen’s arrest too far by holding an arsonist at gunpoint until cops arrived earlier this month.
Detroit arson investigators raided the home of a popular fire videographer after he made a citizen’s arrest on a woman lighting a furniture store on fire.
A serial arsonist appears to be responsible for setting fire to as many as dozens of vacant houses on Detroit’s east side over the past month, brazenly targeting multiple homes at a time.
NFL players who are participating in the national anthem demonstrations over racial inequality are “ungrateful, anti-American degenerates,” the director of the Michigan State Police said on social media.
Seven people have been shot in downtown Detroit since Sunday morning.