Detroit man sought in teen nephew’s shooting

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are working to find a man accused of shooting his 16-year-old nephew Friday on the city’s west side.

The teen had an argument with James Graham at about 4 p.m. outside a home in the 9000 block of Ward “when the uncle/suspect produced a weapon and fired a shot, striking the victim in the body,” investigators said in a statement.

Graham then escaped in his powder blue Chevrolet pickup, believed to have a Michigan license plate number that partly reads 1317, according to the release.

His nephew was listed in critical condition Friday evening at a hospital.

To generate tips, authorities released a photo of Graham. He is described as a 48-year-old African-American man who is 5-foot-9, 198 pounds.

Anyone who has seen him or knows his whereabouts is asked call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-1616. Anonymous tips can be submitted through the DPD Connect app or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.