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Detroit Police Close 6 Homicide Cases From Deadly Weekend In August

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Chief Ralph Godbee. (WWJ: Stephanie Davis)

Chief Ralph Godbee. (WWJ: Stephanie Davis)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police say they’ve closed six homicide cases that happened last month, in what some describe as the most deadly weekend in the city.

WWJ’s Stephanie Davis reports from outside of police headquarters in downtown Detroit.

Detroit police chief Ralph Godbee says his department has solved six homicides in two weeks.

“To turn around seven homicides and close them in less than two weeks, is nothing short of just miraculous work, again, I applaud these men and women … they (did) an immense amount of work, they did not give up,” said Godbee.

Seven people were killed as a result of the six cases, which occurred last month in one of the deadliest weekends in the city.

“I don’t want to downplay the role that the community has played in closing these cases also, a great deal of these tips are the result of the community (which said) ‘enough is enough'”, said Godbee.

Five people including a woman have been arrested. Police have identified a sixth alleged perpetrator but have yet to arrest him.

Chief Godbee says the closure that they are able to provide the family members of the victims is equally important.

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