DETROIT (WWJ) – Two years have passed since 16-year-old Paige Stalker was shot and killed on Detroit’s east side, with no suspects or arrests.
Even though the reward for information in Stalker’s death has grown to $150,000, police are no closer to cracking the case.READ MORE: Detroit Police Department To Host Drive-Up Candy Stations On Oct. 31 At All Precincts
Investigators say Stalker was with four other teenagers inside of a vehicle parked on Philip Street just south of Charlevoix Street, near the Detroit border with Grosse Pointe Park, on the night she was killed in 2014. A late-model tan Cadillac pulled up, and a man got out of the vehicle and started firing an automatic weapon, according to police. As many as 30 shots were fired into the vehicle.Metro Detroit Woman Files Lawsuit Against Walmart, Says Discriminated Against By Managers
Stalker, a student at the private University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods, was fatally wounded. Three others — a 16-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl — suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds. A 15-year-old girl who was uninjured in the gunfire jumped into the driver’s seat and drove her friends to a nearby hospital.
The case was initially investigated by police as a drug deal gone bad, with the teens allegedly targeted and known to their assailant, but officers later said it looked like a robbery gone wrong. Police described the suspect a black male about 6-foot tall, wearing a bulletproof vest and army fatigues.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 313-596-2200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.