Man slain leaving Detroit apartment; suspect sought

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police have released surveillance images of a suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting this week on the city’s southwest side.  

The suspect shot the victim from behind, police reported.

Investigators allege the suspect approached a man leaving an apartment complex about 9 p.m. Monday in the 2500 block of Central and fired shots, striking him.

A surveillance camera captured the suspect near the scene at about 9 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2020.

The 24-year-old victim died from his wounds. 

The suspect — described as a male, 5-foot-5, with black hair — fled on a dark mountain bike.

He was last seen wearing a surgical mask, a gray and black tiger-striped jacket, dark sweatpants with white on the side and Nike flip flops.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.