Warrant Requested In Aiyana Jones’ Shooting

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Michigan State Police are asking for a warrant in connection with the death of a 7-year-old Detroit girl who was killed during a police raid on her home.

Aiyana Jones was shot and killed on May 16, 2010 when Detroit police stormed a suspected drug house on Lillibridge Street — a raid that was being taped by crews from A&E Network’s “First 48” crime reality cable TV show.

State Police are not releasing any names, except to say they are requesting an arrest warrant for a male suspect.  Southfield Attorney Geoffey Fieger who represents the Jones family has told WWJ he can’t say who the suspect is,  but said he “hopes”  it is the person who fired the shot that killed the little girl.

Aiyana was on a sofa in the first-floor of the two-family flat when a member of a Detroit police Special Response Team tossed a flash-bang grenade through a window and burst through the front door. Detroit police said an officer’s gun accidentally discharged after he was bumped or jostled by the girl’s grandmother.

The focus of the raid was Chauncey Owens, the fianc De of Aiyana’s aunt. Owens was wanted in the May 14, 2010 shooting death of 17-year-old Je’rean Blake outside a nearby convenience store.

Owens was found in the separate upstairs apartment. He is in custody, awaiting trial in Blake’s slaying.

Aiyana’s family is suing A&E, claiming the shows’ producers encouraged the aggressive police behavior during the raid. The family has filed a lawsuit against the city and the Detroit Police Department.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest on this story.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • Jim

    There’s Fieger again trying to blame anyone but the criminal. I guess criminals won’t/can’t pay if sued. What a loser!

    • Andy Knight

      don’t blame the attorney blame the police because there to blame for this little girls death.in tn you cant get attorney to sue or go against the police just like most people in tn attorneys and everyone are in fear of tn police so be glad for fieger.

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  • Roberto Guzman


    Excuse me, but please convince us that the 7 year old girl was a criminal who deserved to die. Or that she deserved to die for whatever criminal you have in mind for whatever he did. Until then, pack up and shut up.

  • nolan

    If this were a case where a civilian’s gun misfired at the police during a suspected home invasion – there would have been charges filed by now.

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