Detroit Police Investigate Fatal Shooting In Area Known For Prostitution

DETROIT (WWJ) – Police in Detroit are investigating a fatal shooting in an area that local residents say is known for prostitution.

Investigators say they found a person who was fatally wounded on Parkhurst near Woodward, just north of McNichols, around 6:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens said the person was dressed in women’s clothing, but the department is waiting for the Medical Examination’s determination of sex and identification.

Residents tell WWJ’s Ron Dewey that they heard one gunshot around 4:30 or 5 a.m. and then a noise before police arrived on the scene.

Darrell Summers, who recently moved into the neighborhood, said the number of male prostitutes that do business in the area is disturbing. He thinks the shooting was a case of a transaction gone bad.

“It could be the possibility where they’re dealing with another guy and the guy could just happen to figure out it’s a man, and you know, of course something is going to happen,” said Summers.

Police are now speaking with potential witnesses and are scouring the neighborhood, trying to piece together exactly what unfolded.

Stephens said no arrests have been made in the case, as the circumstances surrounding the incident are unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to call the DPD tip line at 313-596-2313 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP, online at www.1800speakup.org or by texting CSM and your tips to CRIMES (274637).

More from Ron Dewey
Comments

One Comment

  1. KARMIN CHAENL says:

    I FEEL LIKE IF U DONT KNOW WAT HAP[PEN OFFICER SUMMERS DONT … GO OFF N SAY N ASSUME THAT ” ITS A TRANSACTION GONE WRONG” WOODWARD HAS BEEN A STROLL FOR YRS N EVERY KNOWS ITS TRANDSGENERED GIRLS THAT WORK UP THERE ……………!!!!!!!!!!! RIP AUNTIE COCO U WILL BE MISSED!!!!! SMH SO THE NEXT TIME SOMEONE SHOOTS A COP I HOPE THAT PPL POST SOMETHING LIKE THIS ON ONE OF YOU GUYS

  2. Ciara La'shae White says:

    i cant believe he(summers) had the nerve to say something like that! no matter how she got shot or no matter what her gender is the case should b handled like anyother homicide! thats whats wrong with the justice system now….always tryna make excuses for why something happen instead of handling it like they should. just like you all make sure you find a police killer make sure you find her killer…..at the end of the day we all breath the same air so do whats right and dnt make a joke out of someone losing their life!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen