Charges are still pending, but police believe they know who is responsible for shooting dead a boy, the boy’s mother and the woman’s boyfriend. The Detroit Police Department said two teenagers committed the crime on Tuesday.
The victim is a child who will turn 6 years old 5 days from now, Commander Michael McGinnis speak. The previous victims were identified in media reports as Caleb Harris5, Lashon Marshall28 and Aaron Benson32. The victims were found shot dead at their residence Sunday afternoon on the 15300 block of Evergreen Road after a relative did not know about them.
“I received the saddest news of my life, that my nephew has been killed,” Caleb .’s grandmother Shalesa Floyd said, speaking before news of the juvenile’s arrest, according to WJBK. She told the outlet that the boy’s father, who lives outside of Michigan, was devastated.
“[Caleb] She loves traveling with his dad and mom,” she said. “It was her only child. It’s only 5 years old, so it doesn’t have much time left to live.”
“Anyone with thoughts could intentionally shoot a child in the face?” relatives and state representatives Sherry Gay-Dagnogo speak. “You have to be ruthless. Is there a thing even a score or problem with an adult but a child? A child is off limits. “
“You can leave my nephew there alone, I’ll come pick him up,” Floyd said. “He can grow up to be anything he wants to be. He is our future, he is our future. Why did you take my nephew from my hand? “
She said Harris was shot twice in the face, according to KPRC in a Monday report.
“To do this – it’s like a monster would do this,” she said.
In an update on Tuesday, the Detroit Sheriff James E. White said officers were able to identify the teenagers with advice from the community and detain them without incident.
“We have high confidence that the individuals we have arrested are responsible for this deplorable act and we have contacted the prosecutor’s office and we will be submitting a subpoena request to see review.
The suspects remain in custody at what the sheriff describes as a youth home, pending charges from Wayne County Prosecutors Kym Worthy.
“We have some motive, but we can’t reveal it yet, but we’ll try to deal with it when prosecutors bring charges,” the sheriff told reporters.
Commander McGinnis said they have great confidence the juveniles were involved but remain unable to come up with a motive until they are charged, which police say will happen today.
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McGinnis only identified the teenagers as 16- and 17-year-old boys known to the victim. When asked if they are family, he declined to discuss their relationships with Harris, Marshall and Benson.
“Words cannot explain what it feels like to see a five-year-old lying dead from a gunshot wound,” he said.
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