Suspect sought in fatal shooting of special needs man

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Detroit Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect wanted for fatally shooting a 24-year-old man with special needs on the city’s west side.

The shooting occurred around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the 14200 block of Fenkell, according to police.

The victim was walking on Fenkell when a man armed with a small caliber handgun crossed the street, approached the victim and shot him in the back, police said.

The suspect is described to be a clean-shaven African-American man with a dark complexion, dark brown eyes and short dreads or braids at the top of his head. He is believed to be in his mid- to late 20s, 6-foot-1 and with a slim build. He was wearing a horizontal striped shirt and gray jogging pants, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Homicide at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP. Tips can remain anonymous.

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