Detroit man fatally shot while talking on phone
Detroit police are working to find a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday on the city’s west side.
Investigators said a man said he was talking with the victim on the phone about 2:35 p.m. when gunshots rang out in the background. Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, says the victim, a 44-year-old man, had been talking to a 56-year-old man.
The 56-year-old man heard shots fired, then heard the victim beg for his life, saying "please don't kill me." Then more shots were fired.
The man ended the call and called 911, then went to the victim's home, on the 4100 block of Kendall, which is north of Oakman Boulevard and east of Livernois. On arrival, he and police found the victim fatally shot on his kitchen floor.
Authorities do not have a description of a suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department homicide unit at (313) 596-2260. Anonymous tips also can be submitted through Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.