Arrest Made in Ferndale Shooting

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(Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Dec. 18, 2015)

Ferndale, MI – Ferndale police working with the assistance of Oakland County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshall’s office determined that a suspect in this crime was SOMATE JALEN RUSSELL  (b/m, 10/22/94) and obtained an four count arrest warrant for him. Charges include:

  1. Armed Robbery
  2. Attempted Murder
  3. Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  4. Felony firearm

Russell fled the state to Houston TX where U.S. Marshalls were able to track and arrest him on Thursday (12/17/15) morning. Two hand guns were recovered incident to the arrest. Investigation has not yet determined whether one or both 711 ad pizzaof the guns were used in the Ferndale crimes.

The investigation is ongoing as police believe at least two more people (the second robber and driver) were involved.

Anybody with information should call Ferndale police (248-541-3650) or Crime Stoppers for a potential reward

Previous report:

At about 8:10 last night [Dec. 3, 2015], Ferndale Police responded to a report of a man shot near Hazelhurst / Wanda. Upon arrival, they found a 20 year old man and 20 year old woman who were victims of an apparent robbery attempt. The man had been shot in the face (apparently two times). The victims live in the neighborhood. They claimed to be sitting in their vehicle when they were approached by two RustBeltAd01b/m’s in their 20’s, each carrying handguns. The assailants pointed guns at the victims, and one of the suspects began shooting. The assailants then retreated, while the one continued firing his gun. The female victim said she thought the two men were going to rob her and her boyfriend, and the one suspect may have accidentally shot her boyfriend, panicked, and continued shooting while retreating.

FPD has no further information to share at this time, but I will keep you informed of any updates.

We ask members of the public that may have information on this case to call the Ferndale Police (248-541-3650) or Crime Stoppers for a potential reward for anonymous tips.

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