Godbee: Shooting Death Of Detroit 300 Volunteer ‘A Sad Irony’

DETROIT (WWJ) – Police Chief Ralph Godbee says they hope to make an arrest soon in the drive-by shooting death of a man who was a volunteer for the community organization “Detroit 300”.

In an exclusive interview Thursday with WWJ Newsradio 950, Godbee called Marcel Jackson’s death a “sad irony.”

“We were all hurt as a community … and I’m sure the irony is not lost on anyone, because he has assisted our community in being safe,” said Godbee. “And for him to be a victim of a violent crime it just really accentuates the fact that we have a lot to do as a community — step up and take responsibility for our actions.”

Godbee said Jackson, who left behind a wife and six children, was an inspiration to many in the community.

“Not only as a Detroit 300 member, but as a father and as a business owner who provided security for various events — and it’s an ironic event from that standpoint,” he said.

Jackson was killed outside a night club on Congress Street where he was working security.

Godbee said Detroit police are following up on a number of leads.

Comments

One Comment

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 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.
Hump Day Drinks: 8 Cheery Cocktail RecipesNow that you've made it through half the work week, it's time to celebrate!

Watch & Listen