Detroit Police Sgt. Woody discusses the week's violent crimes - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

Detroit Police Sgt. Woody discusses the week's violent crimes

Posted: Updated:
Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody in studio at Fox 2 Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody in studio at Fox 2
(WJBK) -

It's been a deadly week in Detroit.    

Nine people have been murdered since Monday, and another body was just found late Friday afternoon.

Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody joined Fox 2's Huel Perkins, Sherry Margolis and Alexis Wiley to discuss the toll these violent crimes have not only on the families and the community, but on the police as well.

He says it's been one of those weeks where "we all go home and we hug our families a little tighter."

VIDEO: Watch the video in the video player above to watch the discussion


He discusses how, despite the rise of crime in the past week, Detroit Police is seeing a positive turnaround. Official numbers show violent crime is down in the city, and another example is continuing decrease in response time from officers. He says police were on the scene of Wednesday night's barbershop shooting in just one minute; and police were on the scene of Friday morning's triple homicide in just four minutes.

In regards to ending the violence, Sgt. Woody urges the community, "Step up, speak up, and let's end this."

Three were killed and six others were injured in a shooting at Al's Barbershop on Seven Mile Wednesday night.  A person of interest is in federal custody. Three people were found shot to death inside an apartment early Friday morning. No arrests have been made yet in that cast.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Clutch Cargo's returns to religious roots

    Clutch Cargo's returns to religious roots

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:54:45 GMT
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
    Clutch Cargo's, a southeastern Michigan church building that spent several years as a nightclub, reopened as a house of worship on Easter Sunday.
  • Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:51:36 GMT
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
  • Van Dyke improvement project underway in Warren, Centerline

    Van Dyke improvement project underway in Warren, Centerline

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:42:43 GMT
    A massive construction project is underway in Macomb County. If you travel on Van Dyke, you know how rough it is. Now, jackhammers are out there tearing up a two-and-a half mile stretch from 11 Mile to Chicago Rd.
    A massive construction project is underway in Macomb County. If you travel on Van Dyke, you know how rough it is. Now, jackhammers are out there tearing up a two-and-a half mile stretch from 11 Mile to Chicago Rd.
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices