Updated: Authorities Boost I-96 Scrutiny; Man in Photo Has No Shootings Connection

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A heavy police presence is visible this weekend on and above I-96 in an effort to reassure travelers skittish about an unsolved shooting spree.

"Our helicopter is going to be going up and down the freeway keeping an eye on things," says Sheriff Michael Bouchard of Oakland County "We’re going to have marked and unmarked extra patrols in all the areas."

Investigators will be on bridges and overpasses.

As the investigation intensified, a task force Friday released photos of a "potential witness" and his car.

They show a man with what appears to be a black 2008 to 2012  Chevrolet Malibu (below) at a Mobil gas station in Brighton on Saturday, Oct. 27.

But on Saturday, the Detroit Free Press reported that the person in the photo talked to authorities, was cooperative and was no longer considered to be connected in any way to the shootings.

:The gentleman came in and talked to us at length,” Wixom Chief Clarence Goodlein said, according to the Free Press. Goodlein said authorities believe he is not involved in the shootings “in any way, shape or form.”

The FBI, ATF and Crime Stoppers are offering a $102,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter believed to be responsible for firing at two dozen targets in Oakland, Ingham and Livingston counties. One person was wounded. No other people have been hit.

Tips can be shared confidentially at 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587) or 248-624-6114.

Shooting locations and times follow:

Oct. 16, 2012, 7:05 p.m., W. Maple Road west of Benstein Road
Oct. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road south of Loon Lake Road
Oct. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of Hopkins Drive
Oct. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road south of Charms Road
Oct. 16, 2012, 7:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of Potter Road
Oct. 17, 2012, 6:50 p.m., Benstein Road north of W. Maple Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road south of Charms Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of Potter Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of W. Maple Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., N. Wixom Road north of W. Maple Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., S. Wixom Road south of Old Wixom Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:15 p.m., S. Wixom Road south of Old Wixom Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 2:40 p.m., WB I-96 west of mile marker 135
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 north of W. Locke Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 north of W. Locke Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 near Haslett Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 near Bell Oak Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 north of Sherwood Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 near Sherwood Road
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 north of Grand River Avenue
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., Grand River Avenue east of M-52
Oct. 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m., M-52 (Stockbridge Road) south of Grand River Avenue
Oct. 27, 2012, 11:50 a.m., EB I-96 in between M-52 (Stockbridge Road) and Fowlerville Road
Oct. 27, 2012, 12:20 p.m., EB I-96 in between M-52 (Stockbridge Road) and Fowlerville Road 

Read more:  Detroit Free Press
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