Latest: Detroit police kill man in shooting investigation

Latest: Detroit police kill man in shooting investigation

byAssociated Press14 September 2018 09:16-04:00

(AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl in Detroit (all times local):

9:10 a.m.

Detroit police say they fatally shot a man during a raid connected with the investigation into the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl.

Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood says officers entered a home on the city’s west side early Friday and found a man with a gun. Kirkwood says the man “raised a weapon and the officers fired shots.”

That occurred about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from a home where police say the girl was killed and her mother wounded in a shooting late Thursday.

The Detroit News reports that relatives of the man, whose name hasn’t been released, said he had nothing to do with the girl’s death. Nineteen-year-old McKayla Coleman tells the newspaper she was asleep upstairs when police “busted in the house” and shot the man.

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5:40 a.m.

Police say a 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother wounded in a shooting at a home in Detroit.

Detroit police Commander Elaine Bryant tells reporters that the girl was pronounced dead at a hospital following the shooting Thursday night on the city’s west side. Bryant says the mother is in serious condition at a hospital.

Bryant says at least one person entered the home before opening fire. She says “a couple of” other people who were in the home at the time were not injured.

Bryant says the shooting is “tragic” and that “the child is an innocent victim.”

Police haven’t released any details about possible suspects.

Bryant has appealed for anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.

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