Shooting suspect snagged

On Thursday, Ypsilanti Police arrested the man suspected of shooting three people near Eastern Michigan University.
Twenty-four-year-old Quenton Dodson was arrested without incident in the 12000 block of Evergreen in Detroit. He will be held at the Washtenaw County Jail until his arraignment.

Dodson was a suspect in the shooting of three victims at approximately 7:15 p.m. March 23, in the 300 block of Jarvis Street near EMU’s campus.

According to a press release by the Ypsilanti Police Department, the warrant for Dodson’s arrest was issued for three counts
of assault with intent to murder, three counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of felony firearm.

Detective Sergeant Troy Fulton, of the Ypsilanti Police Department, said the police interviewed Dodson’s family to find out where Dodson might be and received tips that Dodson was in Detroit.

“We zeroed in on an address and he happened to be there,” Fulton said.

Fulton said the house Dodson was at was abandoned and was frequented by homeless people.

“According to some of the neighbors in the area, it sounded like several people from the neighborhood and homeless people would live in the house,” he said.

According to the press release, the three victims are still recovering from their injuries.

The arrest resulted from collaboration between the Ypsilanti Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, Michigan State Police Fugitive Team and Detroit Police Department’s Headquarters Surveillance.

“It was a group effort,” Fulton said.

According to Fulton, the collaboration was necessary partly because Dodson was no longer in Ypsilanti. He said it is common for departments to work together when a department is forced to operate outside of its jurisdiction.


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