Collision ends in shooting death of cyclist

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR — A collision, a reported outburst of “road rage” and a confrontation with an armed driver left a bicyclist dead Wednesday night.

Police said that Henry Raymond Enoch, 42, died after being shot by 46-year-old Edward Myers at the intersection of Telegraph and North Line roads. Witnesses told police that Enoch ignored a “Do Not Cross” signal while riding a 10-speed bicycle and hit the passenger side of Myers’ vehicle about 6:30 p.m.

“An altercation arose following a traffic accident,” Taylor police reported. “At some point during the altercation, witnesses said (Myers) pulled a pistol and fired one round at the victim, striking him in the chest.”

Numerous witness accounts were reported after the incident, which described Enoch confronting and assaulting Myers, who pulled out a pistol and fired one round into Enoch’s chest.

Myers was taken into custody following the shooting, and remained awaiting charges. Taylor Police Cmdr. Mary Sclabassi said the investigation was turned over to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office to determine if any charges will be filed.

Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Maria Miller said a warrant was submitted on Thursday and was being reviewed.

Sclabassi said Myers remained in his vehicle after the shooting until police arrived, and that he had a permit to carry the weapon.

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