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Detroit Man Sentenced to 9 Years In Prison for Three Violent Carjackings

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan

DETROIT – A Detroit man was sentenced today to 9 years in federal prison following his convictions for two attempted carjackings and one completed carjacking— including one where he fired an assault rifle at a teenager.

United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison announced the sentencing today and was joined in the announcement Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to court records, Gregory Horsley, 20, of Detroit, Michigan, committed the carjackings on May 14, 2021, in Beverly Hills, Michigan. During each offense, Horsley targeted strangers who were inside their vehicles near the intersection of Thirteen Mile Road and Evergreen. In the first carjacking, Horsley approached the 16-year-old victim as he was seated in his car. Horsley pulled out a loaded assault rifle and pointed it at the driver. As the teenager drove off, Horsley fired his weapon, striking the vehicle.

Horsley next approached a vehicle driven by a woman. Horsley brandished his firearm and ordered her out of the car. The victim fled the driver’s seat and Horsley entered her car. But he could not drive away because the victim had the key fob in her pocket.

Horsley exited that vehicle and approached a third driver. Horsley pointed his firearm at the male driver and ordered him out of the car. The driver complied. Horsley then took the keys and drove off in the car.  The carjacked vehicle was found a few days later. Horsley was identified by surveillance video and taken into custody at his home in Detroit.

“Those who seek to prey on motorists going about their business will continue to have our full attention, and we will not hesitate to pursue federal prosecution and significant penalties at our disposal,” stated U.S. Attorney Ison.

“The FBI is committed to leveraging its assets in collaboration with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe from gun violence,” said Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan. “We are proud of the cooperative work done by the FBI Oakland County Gang and Violent Crime Task Force. Michigan residents deserve to live in a state free from violent crime – we continue to request the public’s assistance to help us in this mission by reporting any suspicious or violent behavior to 1-800-CALLFBI (1-800-225-5324) or submitting tips online to”

The case was investigated by special agents of the FBI, the Beverly Hills Police Department, the Southfield Police Department, the Detroit Police Department, and handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Jeanine Brunson and Michael Taylor.

Updated October 26, 2023

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