Detroit police release woman arrested in O Reilly Auto Parts shooting
A 23-year-old woman arrested Friday night in connection with a fatal shooting at an O Reilly Auto Parts store in Detroit has been released, according to Detroit police.
Two women were robbing the Schaefer Road location in west Detroit on Wednesday evening when one of them shot 69-year-old store manager James Haller, Jr.
During the course of our investigation we determined that the person in custody was not one of the suspects involved in the shooting incident that occurred at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Store on the city’s west side, and therefore she has been released, the Detroit Police Department said in an e-mail.
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Police say they are looking for another 23-year-old woman who they’ve identified as a suspect.
According to authorities, Haller heard commotion in the store at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and discovered two women robbing the business. One of them had a handgun and fatally shot Haller when he approached them, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Thursday at a press conference.
Haller was a Marine veteran who served in the Vietnam War. In the late 1970s, he served as a reserve police officer in the city of Detroit.
O Reilly s said on Thursday that they were offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who could help find the killer, and Crime Stoppers offered a $2,500 reward for information about the case.
The police say they are still investigating and ask anyone who has seen the suspect or vehicle to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Staff writer Ann Zaniewski contributed to this report.