Shooting victim in metro Detroit crime spree identified as Livonia mother

Posted at 1:56 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 15:39:56-04

The woman shot outside of a Salvation Army store has been identified as Heather Lombardo.

Lombardo, a 46-year-old mother from Livonia, is in stable condition. 

She was shot at the beginning of a violent crime spree after attempting to fight off the suspect, Ali Farris, when he tried to carjack her at Joy Road in Canton around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

After Lombardo was shot, the suspect, Ali Farris, stole a car and crashed his vehicle in Northville. He carjacked and kidnapped a second woman, dropping her off in Highland Park. 

Around 5:30 a.m., the suspect tried to carjack what was determined to be an undercover Michigan State Police trooper and exchanged fire with the suspect. The trooper was not hit.

Michigan State Police and other agencies were able to set up a perimeter and eventually Farris was killed.