Saginaw police search for man considered to be armed and dangerous wanted in murder, shooting of woman
Update: Police say the man was found dead in Wickes Park on Friday January 8. Read the story here.
SAGINAW, MI – Police in Saginaw are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man in connection with a 2019 murder as well as a shooting that occurred on Thursday, January 7.
The Saginaw Major Crime Unit released a statement around 9 p.m. Thursday that it is currently looking for Joseph Thorton Black, 25, a black man who is around 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. Black is from the Saginaw region and is wanted under an open murder warrant issued by authorities on January 29, 2020.
Black is also wanted in connection with the shooting of a 26-year-old woman on Thursday around 3:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Brockway Road in Saginaw. The family confirmed that the victim of that shooting was still alive Thursday evening.
Police consider Black armed and dangerous and advise the public not to approach him.
Anyone with information on Black’s whereabouts is urged to call the Saginaw Major Crime Unit Detective Sgt. Bill Arndt at 989-615-6257.
Black’s warrant stems from the homicide of Richard L. Townsend Jr., 26, who was found shot dead outside a residence in the 3100 block of Mysylvia Drive in Buena Vista Township.