Detroit crime

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Overall Detroit Crime Drops In 2014; Criminal Homicides Lowest Since Riots

Detroit became known as the “Murder City” after it logged 714 homicides in 1974.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2015

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Hearing Starts In French Street Artist’s Slaying

A judge began hearing testimony Tuesday to decide whether there’s probable cause to send the case to trial in Wayne County Circuit Court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/23/2014

Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley is seen seated with his attorney, Steve Fishman. (credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting, File)

Jurors Struggle To Reach A Verdict In Detroit Cop’s Trial

Joseph Weekley is charged with recklessly using a firearm, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum of two years in prison

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/08/2014

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Drive-by Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Detroit

According to authorities, a 26-year-old woman is dead after being shot in the head, and a 27-year-old man in the same car was shot in the shoulder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/29/2014

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EMS Tech Robbed While On Emergency Call In Detroit

An EMS Medical Technician worker was robbed Tuesday afternoon on Gratiot, near Crane, on the city’s east side according to Detroit police.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2014

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Police Make Arrest In Shooting Of 7-Year-Old, Continue Search For 2nd Suspect

Witnesses tell police there were two cars occupied by several suspects, firing shots at each other when India was shot in the shoulder and chest.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/15/2014

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Police Searching For Suspect In Connection With Triple Shooting In Detroit

Police in Detroit are searching for at least one suspect in connection with a triple shooting early Monday morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2014

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Drive-By Shooting Leaves 5-Year-Old In Temporary Serious Condition

A 5-year-old girl was the victim of an apparent drive-by shooting on Detroit’s east side overnight.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2014

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Detroit Chief Credits Police Work, Armed Citizens For Drop In Crime

Compared to last year, the city has seen 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2014

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“What Kind Of Defense Can They Use?” Says Utash In Letter To Court Before Defendants’ Sentencing

The beating left Utash in the hospital for six weeks, suffering from severe head injuries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014