Latest: Man arrested in slaying of 5-year-old girl Detroit

DETROIT – The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl in Detroit (all times are local):

1:40 pm

The Detroit police chief says a man has been arrested for the death of a 5-year-old girl was fatally shot in bed with her mother.

Chief James Craig says the mom of the girl who was shot 16 times Thursday night and is in a hospital Friday. Her daughter was shot once in the head. Craig says the shooting appeared to be related to a quarrel between the mother and her sisters.

Separately, police executing a search warrant in the investigation of the fatal shot a man at a different address early Friday. Craig says officers yelled, “search warrant, search warrant” and were confronted with an armed man.

The chief says an officer fired because he was confronted with an “immediate threat.”


9:10 pm

Detroit police say they fatally shot a man during a raid connected to the investigation into the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl.

Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood says officers have a home on the city’s west side early Friday and a man with a gun. Kirkwood says the man, ‘ that is a weapon and the officers shot.”

That happened about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from a home where police say the girl was killed and her mother injured in a shooting late Thursday.

The Detroit News reports that the family of the man, whose name has not been released, said he had nothing to do with the girl’s death. Nineteen-year-old McKayla Coleman tells the newspaper that she was asleep upstairs when the police “busted into the house and shot the man.


5:40 pm

Police say a 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother injured in a shooting in a home in Detroit.

Detroit police Commander Elaine Bryant tells reporters that the girl was pronounced dead at a hospital following the shooting Thursday night on the city’s west side. Bryant says the mother is in serious condition in a hospital.

Bryant says at least one person in the house before opening fire. She says: “a few” other people who were in the home at the time were not injured.

Bryant says the shooting is a “tragic” and that “the child is an innocent victim.”

The police have not yet released any information about possible suspects.

Bryant has an appeal for anyone with information about the shooting to come forward.

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