Yesterday at about 2:53 p.m. Ferndale Police responded to an incident where a Taft Adult Education student was shot. The victim is a 20 year old student at the school. At this time, it appears that the student was shot by an unknown assailant who was attempting to rob him at gunpoint.
The victim was leaving the building after school let out. As he exited the building, the robber walked up to him, pointed a semi-auto handgun at his chest, and demanded the victim give him everything he had. The victim pushed the gun away from his chest and he was then shot in the leg. The robber then fled on foot into the neighborhood.
Police searched the neighborhood, but did not find the shooter. In neighborhood yards, police did recover a sweatshirt and a bullet casing believed to have been discarded by the suspect.
The victim was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery. He is still hospitalized.
The suspect was described as:
· Black male
· 18-20 years old
· 506 to 509 tall
· Medium build
· Clean shaven
o Dark knit hat
o Dark hooded sweatshirt
o Tan (pancake) colored pants
· Armed with a black semi-automatic 9mm pistol.
Anyone with information should call the Ferndale Police at (248) 541-3650.