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Person of interest in custody in Michigan shootings

This image released by Michigan State Police shows drawing of a man suspected in a series of shootings over the past week over a three-county area of southeastern Michigan. Wixom police say in a release that the sketch was obtained from a witness to a shooting Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Ingham County. That witness also described the suspect's vehicle as resembling a dark 1998 Oldsmobile Alero or a 1998 Toyota Camry. (AP Photo/Michigan State Police) Uncredited

Michigan State Police released a sketch of a man suspected in a series of shootings over a three-county area of southeastern Michigan
AP Photo/Michigan State Police

(AP) WIXOM, Mich. -- A person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with dozens of shootings across four Michigan counties that resulted in at least one injury, authorities said Tuesday.

Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth told The Associated Press that authorities executed a search warrant late Monday night in Wixom, the Detroit suburb where the shootings began last month.

"We're trying to confirm whether he's our guy or not," Wriggelsworth said.

Asked for more details on the execution of the search warrant, the sheriff said: "We'll have to see how this shakes out."

The shootings began Oct. 16 and stretched from Oakland County west to Ingham County. The targets in the 24 reported incidents were mostly cars traveling on roads near Interstate 96. Only a handful of shootings actually occurred on the interstate.

Police earlier released a sketch of a man in his late 20s or early 30s who they said drove a black car.

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