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Detroit police link 2 fatal shootings, seek person of interest

The Detroit News

The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a person of interest wanted in connection to two fatal shootings on the city’s east side.

The body of a 36-year-old male victim was found about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in a vacant house in the 20 block of Minnesota, according to a police report. And on Thursday the body of a 41-year-old male victim was found in a shop in the 16000 block of E. 8 Mile Road.

Investigators believed the person of interest, Kenyal William Brown, may have information pertaining to both incidents. 

The United States Marshals Service has increased its reward from $5,000 to $10,000 for information leading to Brown's arrest.

Kenyel Brown

Police said Brown is also connected to a double homicide that occurred in River Rouge. He is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen driving a black 2008-2012 Dodge Caravan with Texas license plate NXL – 7787.

Anyone with information pertaining to the crime is asked to call Detroit Police Homicide at 313-596-2260, the US Marshals Tip Line at: 313-234-5656, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800- Speak-Up.