Man arrested for shooting from car may be connected to recent shootings

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GENESEE TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (9/6/2019) - Police say arrested a man in the Beecher area for shooting out of his car may be connected to recent drive-by shootings north of Flint.

A man arrested after a shooting in the area of Charles Avenue and Saginaw Street may be responsible for two other similar shootings, police say.

The suspect, who was not identified, is accused of shooting outside a vehicle causing property damage. The Genesee Township Police Department arrested him early Friday after a shooting on Charles Avenue near Saginaw Street around 12:30 a.m.

Genesee Township Police Chief John Mullaly said the suspect's gunshots hit a house on Charles Avenue, but nobody was inside. He said police had pulled over the same car earlier Thursday evening.

A witness helped police track down the suspect after the shooting.

Mullaly believes the suspect could be connected to another similar shooting earlier this week in Genesee Township and possibly a third case from Mt. Morris Township.

"This is a second incident we've had in less than a week where somebody's been driving down the road and shooting out through a window," Mullaly said. "Mt. Morris Township has had a similar incident a couple of weeks ago, maybe a month ago."

The man is now in custody but has yet to be formally charged.