DETROIT (WWJ) – A 28-year-old woman accused of opening fire on a crowd along the Detroit Riverwalk following a Detroit Princess riverboat cruise has turned herself in.
Police said Latoiya Lanea Mitchell is accused of firing the shots around 1 a.m. Monday after getting into a “family” argument aboard the boat. Sgt. Alan Quinn said Mitchell went to her car to get a gun during the dispute and when she returned, she began shooting into the crowd.
“This was a husband-wife or boyfriend-girlfriend (that) had an incident … she was assaulted in a way. We did our job and separated them and kept them apart for the night. The rest of their family was on the boat,” said Detroit Princess General Manager Chris Clarke. “And one of the gals, when they got back to the shore, went to the car — and they’re actually cousins — shot each other.”
Three men, ages 31, 25, 29, and four women, ages 37, 24, 26, and 33, were wounded but are expected to recover.
Mitchell walked into a police precinct to turn herself in Friday afternoon, shorty after authorities released her photo the media.
“I believe media coverage on this case contributed to Ms. Mitchell turning herself in today,” said Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee. “This is an ongoing investigation, but I feel supremely confident that this case will be closed.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.