Suspect arrested in fatal shooting over Cartier sunglasses

Neal Rubin
The Detroit News
Detroit Police were seeking this man as a suspect in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old.

Detroit — A suspect has been arrested in the Saturday killing of a man shot for his Cartier sunglasses on the east side of the city.

Police said the 20-year-old male was taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. He is suspected of being the gunman who reached for the eyewear of 18-year-old Lateo Garrett, pulled the trigger and fled — without the glasses.

The fatal encounter occurred at a gas station in the 11000 block of East Seven Mile Road near Outer Drive. Police said the shooter sped away eastbound in a red Chevrolet Cobalt.

Garrett was taken to a hospital, where he died Sunday.

Detroit police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said the investigation is continuing. Police have been in search of two men seen with the suspect before the shooting, which took place around 11:20 p.m. Saturday. 

Anyone with information should call the Detroit Police Department's Homicide Section at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1 (800) SPEAK-UP.