BREAKING: Detroit Senator & Head of Black Caucus in Custody After Firing Gunshots at Girlfriend’s Car
Virgil Smith is Chair of legislative black caucus.
A Detroit Police Department source told Local 4 that officials are investigating a shooting at Michigan senator Virgil Smith’s home in Detroit.
The source said around 1 a.m. Smith got into an argument with his girlfriend and fired several shots with a shotgun, hitting her 2015 Mercedes Benz. It happened in the 18000 block of Wexford Avenue in Detroit.
The Domestic Violence division is handling the investigation, which began Sunday morning, the source said.
Smith has not been arrested, and police have been unable to contact his girlfriend.
Police told our Shawn Ley that they want to question Smith about the incident. They said the victim of the alleged shooting is a prominent Ann Arbor businesswoman.
Update: Police want to question state sen Virgil Smith for a domestic violence shooting. Police: girlfriend's car hit with shotgun blast.
— Shawn Ley (@ShawnLeyLive) May 10, 2015
UPDATE: Senator Smith was taken into custody Sunday afternoon.