Detroit man wanted in shooting of boy, 7, turns self in

Mark Hicks, and Candice Williams

A man wanted in connection with a shooting that critically injured a 7-year-old boy has turned himself in, Detroit police said.

Torrey Craft arrived at the 5th Precinct around 2 p.m. Wednesday, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

Police say a domestic dispute led to the shooting Tuesday night on the city’s east side.

The incident was reported at about 10:45 p.m. in the 3600 block of Fairview, police said.

A man had argued with the boy’s mother there a day earlier then returned and tried to visit a child they have together, said Detroit Police Officer Nicole Kirkwood. But when the woman’s brother blocked him, “the suspect attempted to shoot him and struck the child,” she said.

Earlier Wednesday the boy was listed in critical condition, Moreno said.

The relationship between the suspect and the boy, who had been outside with several other people, was unclear, police said.

Following the shooting, the alleged gunman, identified as Craft, was believed to have fled in a silver Chevrolet TrailBlazer.

Prior to his surrender, police said an extensive search was underway.

The investigation is ongoing and police expect to submit a warrant packet to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review, Moreno said.