Shots Fired when Suspected Drug Deal goes wrong in Pontiac

PONTIAC, MI – Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Joslyn Market located in the 900 block of Joslyn Rd on the report of two subjects shooting at one another in the parking lot of the business on Sunday August 18th, 2019 at 2:45PM.Shots Fired

Upon their arrival, deputies found several spent shell casings lying in the parking lot. Deputies confirmed that the two suspects had fled the scene. Deputies were informed by the store clerk that there had been two men shooting at each other who then they fled in separate vehicles. The two vehicles that had fled the scene were described as Sport Utility Vehicles.

Shortly after, deputies were advised by the Sheriff’s Operations Center that St. Joseph Mercy Hospital was reporting to them that a victim had just arrived at the Emergency Room suffering from a gunshot wound.

Deputies secured the scene and continued to canvass the area for suspects and additional victims involved in the incident. Deputies located and interviewed witnesses to the incident.

Detectives were requested and responded to the scene. An Evidence Technician arrived and requested to process the scene. Deputies responded to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital to speak with the victim.

The victim was found to be in possession of multiple prescription pills and a large amount of cash. The victim received a gunshot wound to his left hip and was listed in stable condition.

It was determined that the victim returned to the GMC Tahoe vehicle as one of the vehicle occupants begins shooting at the victim with a semi-auto handgun. The suspect vehicle then fled the parking lot picking up the suspect. The victim was then transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital by the driver of a black GMC Tahoe.

The incident is believed to be a drug deal gone bad and only the suspect who fled was shooting. The suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 30 to 40 years old.

Detectives are continuing with the investigation.

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