Detroit police identify 1 of 3 suspects in liquor store assault
Detroit — Detroit police have released the identity of one of three men accused in an assault caught on video inside a west side liquor store earlier this month.
Kevin Mitchell, 24, allegedly was first to strike the victim around 6 p.m. Feb. 6 inside the business on the 12800 block of Plymouth, police said.
In surveillance footage from the incident, Mitchell allegedly can be seen approaching the victim with two accomplices. He allegedly said, “Give me some money,” then hit the victim in the face before starting to leave the store with the other two, police said in a statement.
The suspects are wanted in connection with assault and battery that occurred inside a liquor store located in the 12800 block of Plymouth.
The older man fell to the floor, holding a cane. Then, while following his companions to the door, a second suspect appeared to strike him once more with a fist.
All three in the group were filmed leaving the parking lot in a silver four-door vehicle, police said.
The man identified in footage as Mitchell was described by police as African-American, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, with a medium complexion and short black hair. He was shown in video footage wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and gray shoes.
Investigators described the second suspect as African-American, about 25-30-years old, with black braided hair. He was last seen wearing glasses, a blue hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and dark shoes.
The third suspect captured on camera is described by police as African-American, 20-30 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, about 195 pounds. He was wearing a dark hat, gray sweatshirt and dark pants.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of the suspects, or anyone with information relating to the incident, is asked to call the Detroit Police Second Precinct Detective Unit at (313) 596-5240 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.