Police Release Sketch Of Man Who Shot ‘Special Needs’ Victim In The Back

(credit: Detroit police)

(credit: Detroit police)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police are looking for help from the public to identify a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a young man with special needs.

It happened last Sunday, at around 4:20 p.m., in the 14200 block of Fenkell on the city’s west side.

According to police, the 24-year-old victim was walking westbound on the sidewalk when the suspect came from across the street, approached him, and shot him in the back.

Police have not discussed a possible motive for the killing.

The suspect is described as a black male, mid-to-late 20s, around 6 feet, 1 inch tall with a slim build and a dark complexion. He was clean-shaven with dark brown eyes and dark hair worn in short dreadlocks or braids, around two to three inches in length on top of his head. His hair was cut short on the sides.

The suspect was wearing a horizontal striped shirt and gray jogging pants and armed with a small-caliber handgun.

A composite sketch was released Friday.

Anyone who sees this person or who may knows of his whereabouts is urged not to try to apprehend him, but to call Detroit Police Department Homicide at 313-596-2260 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tips may also be submitted online at this link, by texting CSM and the tip to CRIMES (2746370), or via the DPD Connect app.

Those who feel they are in danger should dial 911.


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