Man, 23, dies after Midtown shooting

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A 23-year-old man died early Sunday after he was shot at a Midtown intersection near the Shinola store and Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant.

Hours after his death, Detroit police on Monday reported he had non-fatal injuries and was in critical condition.

A 23-year-old man was shot around 3 a.m. at West Canfield and Second, police said.

The victim, identified as Devante‎ Hogan, was shot around 3 a.m. Sunday at West Canfield and Second, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. He was pronounced dead at 4:26 a.m. Sunday, spokesman Lloyd Jackson said Tuesday night.

Hogan initially was listed with non-fatal injuries in a major crime summary report posted early Monday to the Detroit Police Department Facebook page. The summary is based on preliminary information and is not necessarily updated immediately, Officer Dan Donakowski said Tuesday night.

Police later Monday told The Detroit News that Hogan was in critical condition.

Hogan was walking with a group of friends in the street when shots rang out, police spokeswoman Jennifer Watson said on Monday when The News first reported the shooting. He was shot multiple times and transported to a local hospital.

The suspect was armed with a handgun and wearing a green jacket, Watson said. He fled in a white, four-door Chevrolet Impala SS.

Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was not targeted, Watson added.

An investigation into the death is ongoing, Donakowski said Tuesday. Other details were not available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit police at (313) 596-1290 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP.

(313) 223-4616


Staff Writer Mark Hicks contributed to this report.