Man found shot dead in east side backyard

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit homicide detectives are investigating after a 26-year-old man was found shot dead in the backyard of a home on Detroit’s east side, Sgt. Michael Woody of the Detroit Police Department confirmed.

Police got a 911 call at about 1:50 a.m. after the man was found in a backyard on the 5700 block of Garland with multiple gunshot wounds.

Not only do police not have a suspect description, they don’t yet know the specifics behind the shooting in the investigation’s early stages.

The man is not a John Doe, Woody said.

jdickson@detroitnews.com