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2 arrested in fatal shooting of teen in west Detroit

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Two suspects have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old high school student last week on Detroit’s west side.

Tips from the public in the death of Reginald Rose-Robinson led investigators to both women, ages 21 and 25, over the weekend, said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

They are expected to be charged this week in connection with the shooting reported about 6:20 p.m. Friday near Plymouth and Meyers, she said.

One of the women targeted the student at Garden City’s Cambridge High after someone allegedly directed a comment at her as he and a friend passed by, WDIV-TV (Local 4) reported.

As the youths walked on the street shortly after the encounter, “an unknown suspect riding inside of a black SUV fired shots,” authorities said.

The gunfire struck the teen, who was pronounced dead at the scene. His friend was not hurt in the shooting.

Meanwhile, supporters have created a GoFundMe page to help his family. Nearly $900 had been raised through Monday night.

“May you continue to sing in Heaven in the Angels Choir,” a donor wrote on the page. “My heart breaks for his Moms. May you both find peace knowing he is wrapped in God’s arms.”