Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Wixom resident Raulie Wayne Casteel was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges relating to one of 24 shootings that took place last month along the interstate corridor; more charges are expected.
Raulie Wayne Casteel, 43, of Wixom was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in 53rd District Court in Howell on charges related to one of the three I-96 corridor shootings that happened in Livingston County. Casteel was charged with six counts in connection with the shooting that happened at 2:43 p.m. Oct. 18 on westbound I-96, near mile marker 135 in Howell, The Detroit News reported. A total of 24 shootings took place between Oct. 16 and Oct. 27 in four counties: Livingston, Oakland, Ingham and Shiawassee. [Take a look at our interactive map to see where all of the shootings occurred.] Casteel was charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony; carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, a five-year felony; …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Wixom resident arrested, police say prosecutors reviewing case.
Tuesday, 2 p.m. A 43-year-old Wixom man was arrested Monday night in connection with the I-96 Corridor Shootings which have been reported in Livingston, Oakland, Ingham and Shiawassee counties. Police said the arrest was the result of information derived during the investigation over the past few days. Task force members arrested the man at his residence and potential evidence was been seized and will be evaluated by police crime laboratories, according to a press release. Police also said the man drives a vehicle matching the vehicle description provided by one of the victims. Additional information about the suspect of the investigation will not be released pending further investigation and review of the investigation by the four county …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Police say man not believed to be linked 'in any way, shape or form' to October shootings.
Wixom Police say the man whose photos they released Friday as a possible witness to a shooting along the I-96 corridor is not believed to be linked "in any way, shape or form" to the 24 reported shootings along the Interstate 96 corridor since October, according to the Detroit Free Press. According to the report, the man depicted in the photos has cooperated with authorities and police now do not believe the man is connected with the shootings.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Multijurisdictional Task Force released approximate shooting locations and times on Friday.
The multijurisdictional task force is continuing its investigation into a series of 24 known shooting incidents that occurred between Oct. 16 and Oct. 27, 2012. Police said the man is believed to have fired a handgun at moving cars from a vehicle. Contrary to some media reports, only three of the 24 reported incidents have occurred on I-96. The remaining incidents occurred on trunk lines and local streets. The following agencies have received reports of shooting incidents: Wixom Police Department – 10 incidents Ingham County Sheriff’s Office – 8 incidents Livingston County Sheriff’s Office – 3 incidents Oakland County Sheriff’s Office – 2 incidents Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office – 1 incident Police have received more than 2,200 tips…
Friday, November 2, 2012
The images were taken at the Brighton Mobil Gas Station on Oct. 27.
Police investigators released photos on Friday afternoon of a potential witness connected with the 24 shootings along the I-96 corridor. The images of a man authorities would like to interview were taken at the Brighton Mobil Gas Station on Oct. 27. Police say the car shown may be a black 2008 to 2012 Chevrolet Mailibu. Of the 24 incidents between Oct. 16 and Oct. 27, three have occured in Livingston County, including the only time a driver was injured during a shooting. No arrests have been made in the investigation. The suspect is described as a white male in his late twenties or early thirties. One witness described him as “clean-shaven.” However, police said it is possible he may change his appearance. Police said they believe that …
Monday, October 29, 2012
People from all over have been talking about the I-96 shooter on social media after an incident Monday morning near I-96 and US 23.
After another possible highway shooting Monday morning near I-96 and US 23, people have been talking about the incident on social media. Many people have commented on Patch Facebook pages. Jen Decker posted, "I have to drive this route every day, they really need to find this psyco!" Michael Gross said, "Really this jerk need's to be stopped. Brighton schools are on lock down right now." "This is very scary have lots of family that travels this area everyday!" Sandy Faloon Neace posted. *Attached is a sample of several Tweets and Facebook postings regarding the I-96 shootings. Refresh your page if you cannot see.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The recent shootings reported in Wixom, Commerce and along I-96 have prompted an area task force to investigate 16 possible shootings.
Recent shootings reported in Wixom, Commerce and other nearby areas have many local residents on edge. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte released a press release last Thursday regarding a vehicle that was hit while travelling on I-96. The incident, where the driver was unharmed, may be connected to as many as 15 other shootings, according to an article from WHMI. According to an article in the Detroit News, a task force has been formed to find the person responsible for more than 16 reported shootings in the last week. The article states that an unknown person has been driving around, along Wixom Road and I-96, shooting at cars with a gun. The Oakland County Sheriff's Office has said they are looking for a vehicle that's dark in color …