Man shot in face, police say shooting 'random act' - WNEM TV 5

Man shot in face, police say shooting 'random act'

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SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

A man was shot in the face at a Mid-Michigan apartment complex.

The incident happened at Poplars Apartments in Saginaw Township about 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 3.

A 21-year-old male was shot in the face, but his injuries are non-life threatening, police said.

The victim told police two black males knocked on his door. When he opened the door the suspects told him it was a robbery, police said.

The suspects took a small amount of money. The victim moved towards one of the suspects and that's when the suspect drew a handgun and shot the victim, police said.

The victim is being treated at a local hospital.

Harry Broyhier lives in Poplar Apartments. Early this morning, a few buildings over, police say a 21-year-old man was shot in the face.

"I'm thinking the guy probably knew somebody. You just don't walk up and knock on a door," Broyhier said.

All part of a robbery that took place at the Saginaw Township complex. Even after learning of the crime Broyhier said he loves living in this area.

"This is a great place. People are very friendly. I feel very comfortable here," Broyhier said.

Authorities are calling this shooting an isolated incident.

"This is, in my opinion, kind of a random incident. I don't see this happening very often in other apartment complexes or that it will continue," said Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald Pussehl.

Pussehl said the robbery victim is expected to be just fine. And he said his officers are on the hunt for the suspects. Police are hoping to make an arrest in this case as soon as possible.

Even though Pussehl is calling the shooting a random act, he still wants his residents to keep their guard up.

"I would encourage citizens to just be careful, be cautious of your surroundings. And if someone knocks on the door maybe look through that peep hole hopefully to see who is there before you open the door," Pussehl said.

Broyhier said he isn’t worried. But he also said he’ll feel better when the people who did this are behind bars.

"I hope they catch him," Broyhier said. 

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