Father Shot to Death in Front of Detroit School After Dropping His Son Off


Detroit police are investigating the shooting death of a father who was executed in front of his son’s school in southwest Detroit this morning.

According to police, the man was shot in the head shortly after his son exited the vehicle and entered Mark Twain Elementary School to start his school day. The boy did not witness the shooting.

According to police, a suspect was sitting in the rear passenger seat of the car that the victim and his child were in. The suspect exited the vehicle — a black Nissan — and fled the scene after the shooting.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, in his 20s and about 180 pounds.

“It’s very disturbing,” Detroit Police Chief Craig said at a news conference outside the school this morning. “We are going to do everything we can. We’re confident that we’re going to bring some closure to this.”

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SOURCE: Detroit Free Press, Gina Damron and Tresa Baldas