Detroit police: Man questioned the boy after he fatally shot

DETROIT – Detroit police say a man questioned about the death of a 3-year-old boy who was shot in the face.

Assistant Chief Arnold Williams told reporters the child was shot about 7:30 pm, Wednesday in an apartment on the city east side and was taken to a hospital where he died. The shooting is being investigated.

The police identified the 22-year-old friend of the mother of the child as a person of interest, saying he left the scene of the shooting after handing the injured child to the emergency room. Officer Dan Donakowski said Thursday morning that the man later turned himself in.

Williams says the mother of the child and a 1-year-old child also were in the apartment at the time of the shooting. He says that the a gun was not to be found in the apartment.

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