Video released of suspects in Detroit drive-by shooting

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Police have released video of four suspects wanted in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a woman on Detroit’s east side Wednesday.

The footage shows four males entering a store near the shooting in the area of East Outer Drive and Conley, police said. A second video shows a person of interest in the case.

Tia Marie Taylor, 28, died from multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday morning, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

According to police, the shooting took place about midnight after a man driving a 2003 or 2004 black GMC Yukon pulled up next to a 2004 blue Hyundai and started shooting.The suspect’s vehicle had the graphic “Z71” on the rear quarter panel, police said.

Taylor, who was sitting in the back seat on the driver’s side, was hit multiple times, said Officer Jennifer Moreno of the Detroit Police Department.

She was taken to a hospital, but declared dead on arrival.

At least two other women were in the car at the time, Moreno said.

Police don’t know if the shooting was random or know a motive. They are looking for an African-American male with braids, about 18-20 years old. He was wearing a red hoodie and dark clothing at the time. After the shooting, he drove away.

The first suspect was wearing a black shirt and tan pants and the second was wearing a black shirt and black pants and gray shoes. A third suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and tan pants and a forth suspect was wearing a tan jacket and tan pants.

Police are also seeking a person on interest in the case: a male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

Later in the morning, in a separate incident on the east side, a 16-year-old male was shot while walking down Mack.

That shooting took place about 3:20 a.m. The victim, who was transported to a hospital in serious condition, told police that a silver car just pulled up near him and started shooting. The victim was found near a party store on the 9200 block of Mack.

Staff Writer Candice Williams contributed.