ATF Offers $10,000 Reward

Sep 21, 2011, 16:17 ET from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Investigators Seek Information Regarding Car Explosion

DETROIT, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the car explosion that occurred Tuesday at approximately 5:40 p.m. near East Elm Avenue and Interstate Highway 75, Monroe, Mich., located about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.

A 42-year-old male and two children ages 10 and 13 were seriously injured in the explosion.  

ATF, the Monroe City Police Department, and Michigan State Police worked throughout the night examining the crime scene.  ATF special agents and local and state detectives are analyzing evidence collected and are actively pursuing investigative leads.  Investigators are seeking information from the public that may assist in solving the case.

"There is no tolerance for these revolting acts in our community," said Acting Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Detroit Field Division S. Robin Shoemaker. "ATF, along with its partners, is committed to seeking justice for those innocent victims who were at the center of such a horrendous crime."

Anyone having information should call the ATF Detroit Field Division at (313) 202-3400 or the ATF Tipline at 1-888-ATF BOMB (283-2662).

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for investigating violations of federal explosives laws and criminal explosives acts resulting in violent crimes that destroy lives and thousands of dollars in property annually.

ATF has the unique ability to determine cause and origin of explosives acts under the most challenging and complex circumstances due to its highly trained certified explosives specialists.  

More information on ATF and its programs can be found at

Contact: Special Agent Donald Dawkins
Public Information Officer, ATF
(313) 407-6018 Cell

SOURCE Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives