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$2,500 reward for tips in Dearborn fatal shooting

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a $2,500 reward for tips leading to a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Canton Township man found in Dearborn.

Police officers were called to Madison and Bennett in Dearborn at about 10 p.m. Sunday on a report that a vehicle had crashed into several others parked there, investigators said in a statement.

“Officers on scene determined the driver of the vehicle had been shot and sometime afterward crashed into the parked vehicles,” the release said.

The victim, identified as Raymond Mshahwar, 33, was pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said.

Days later, Dearborn police still seek suspects. None were in custody as of Thursday night.

“This is a tragic situation and our condolences go out the family of the victim,” police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a statement. “The Dearborn Police Department will use all available resources to apprehend the person(s) involved in this crime. We are urging the public to come forward with information regarding this crime.”

As the investigation continues, Mshahwar’s relatives are planning their farewell.

A visitation was held Thursday evening at Metropolitan Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Plymouth. A funeral is scheduled there at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial is at Glen Eden Memorial Park in Livonia.

Relatives say they are no closer to finding the person accused of targeting Mshahwar, who leaves behind his parents and a 3-year-old son.

“He was a warm, kind and forgiving person,” said one family member, who declined to give his name. “We’re looking for answers. It would be important to his mother and family to know what happened to him. That would give them some closure.”

Others in the family have also sought answers online, pleading with strangers for tips leading to an arrest.

“Ray has a son who is now left without his father and will never know what a great man he was,” his cousin, Katie Haddad Darwiche, wrote in a post on the Dearborn Area Community Members Facebook page. “Please help us find who did this.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Dearborn Police Department tip line at (313) 943-3030.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan by calling 1-800-SPEAK-UP, going to www.1800speakup.org or texting CSM and info to CRIMES (274637).