Police searching for suspect in traffic light shooting

By ZEINAB NAJM
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Allen Park police are investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old Fordson High School student at a traffic light at Oakwood Boulevard and Enterprise Drive Jan. 20.

The victim, who was shot in the back, was identified by family members as Fordson High School student Jalal Eid on social media.

He underwent emergency surgery, but is now out of critical condition and is talking to detectives.

Jalal Eid was a passenger in the vehicle with his 18-year-old brother Jamiel Eid when they left a family wedding about 8 p.m. and stopped at the intersection.

A black four-door vehicle pulled up next to Eid’s vehicle and someone from the black vehicle said something which prompted Jamiel Eid to open his window, police said. People in the black vehicle said some words before a passenger shot four times at the brothers, striking the vehicle twice.

When Jamiel Eid saw the gun he attempted to accelerate his vehicle, but one of the shots went through the passenger door and struck Jalal in the back, Allen Park Sgt. Chris Cranica said.

Jamiel Eid rushed his brother to nearby Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn, for treatment of his wound.

Police are still investigating what type of gun was used in the crime and if any witnesses saw the incident.

The shooter was described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 23 with short hair.

More details about the suspect vehicle or motive remain unknown.

The victim’s family is offering a $5,000 reward for details that lead to the arrest of the shooter. Anyone with information about the shooting can call Allen Park police at 313-386-7800.

(Zeinab Najm can be reached at zeinabnajm92@gmail.com.)