DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit man wanted in last week’s fatal shooting outside a funeral home is now behind bars in Pennsylvania. Police Monday confirmed to WWJ that 28-year-old Perez Smith Jr., is being held in the Mercer County Jail.

homicide Suspect In Funeral Home Murder Captured In Pennsylvania

Perez Smith Jr. (Photo: Detroit Police)

Police investigators in Ferrell, Pennsylvania had been looking for Smith on the possibility he may be visiting a relative’s home there.

According to police, Smith shot 24-year-old Josh Lowman as he was walking into the Cantrell Funeral Home in Detroit last Thursday. It’s alleged that Smith produced a weapon and shot Lowman in the chest. Smith then fled the scene.

Police telling WWJ on the day of the shooting that potentially three people could be involved and that one of the suspects could be injured … “there are two weapons involved.”

No immediate word how police were able to capture Smith.

Anyone who has any information on this incident should call the Detroit Police Homicide at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


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