Gunfire investigated during hectic early morning

Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK — Police here appreciated assistance from officers in Southgate and Allen Park when two situations Nov. 30 — one involving gunfire — strained available resources.

According to police reports, all available personnel responded to reports of a bar fight at 3 a.m. Three on-duty patrol cars responded to the Blue Iguana, 3456 Fort St., where “a bar fight had spilled out with shots fired,” according to reports.

One man was reportedly shot and suffered non life-threatening injuries, and tried to leave the parking lot in a silver Dodge Charger driven by a woman.

The Charger struck several of the bar crowd who had left the building and were in the parking lot, and more than 13 rounds were reportedly fired during the vehicle’s departure.

Lincoln Park police spent the next several hours — with help from Southgate — interviewing witnesses, and the investigation continued last week.

Police spokeswoman Colleen Snethkamp said additional assistance was needed from Allen Park police, who responded to reports of “a group of disorderly women” who disrupted a fast-food restaurant and ended the evening in custody for disorderly conduct.

According to police reports, four 20-year-old women pulled into the drive-through lane of McDonald’s, 2106 Dix, and after placing their order began “yelling and cursing” once at the window, which they hit while demanding faster service.

Told by a manager they’d have to leave, the women continued damaging the drive-through window until Allen Park police arrived. They were cited for disorderly conduct and — after testing positive for alcohol consumption — minors in possession.

Snethkamp said the department greatly appreciates the help of neighboring officers.

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