DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police will not confirm or deny an account of what allegedly happened when an off-duty officer’s handgun discharged, killing a woman at a party.
The Detroit Free Press reports that someone familiar with the investigation claims the woman, Adaisha Miller, was doing some sort of exotic dance behind Officer Issac Parrish, when his gun fired. The unnamed source said Miller was on her knees grabbing his waist.
Miller had a chest wound from the gun that was in a holster around the officer’s waist.
Miller’s mother, who said her daughter was out celebrating her 25th birthday, told the Free Press it doesn’t make sense that her daughter would be dancing on her knees. She declined to comment further to WWJ Newsradio 950 on Tuesday.
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee has said Sunday morning’s shooting was a terrible accident — but they continue to investigate. Godbee failed to detail how Miller was standing, saying only that she was dancing and grabbed the officer from behind.
In the meantime, Parrish has been assigned to administrative duties.