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9-year-old shot, father killed in armed robbery at Detroit Wendy’s

Police say a 28-year-old man is dead, his 9-year-old shot after an armed robbery early Sunday morning on Detroit’s west side.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. at the Wendy’s restaurant off of Grand River Avenue.

Police say the man, identified by family as Christopher Reed was shot multiple times in front of his children after being the victim of an armed robbery. According to the police report, Reed and his children, aged 9 and 5 where in a purple Dodge Magnum when two men approached the vehicle and announced they were staging a robbery.

According to family, that is when Reed started to cooperate with the suspects, handing over cash and watch before the robbers shot him.

According to police, Reed went to pull out a gun after being shot but was unable to.

His 9-year-old was shot in the hand during the incident is expected to be okay … click here for more details.

Detroit man charged with sexually assaulting Henry Ford High School teen on her way to school

A Detroit man was charged Sunday in connection to the sexual assault of a 15-year-old student from Henry Ford High School.

Justin D. Johnson, 22, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree and one count each of kidnapping, accosting a minor for immoral purposes, felonious assault and felony firearm.

It is alleged that Johnson sexually assaulted the girl at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday while the girl was walking to school. The victim immediately reported the attack to a school official, who alerted the police … click here for more details.

Questions surround police involved shooting on Detroit’s east side

A call of shots being fired at the corner of Rosemary and Chalmers came into Detroit police dispatch around 5 p.m. Saturday. Police arrived at the same time these two cousins were passing through.

Johnna Haley, cousin of one of the shooting victims said, “he was actually just coming from his friends house. He had just gone to prom yesterday.”

18-year-old Keith Davis was behind the wheel with his 15-year-old cousin Delmarco Whitsett Saturday when something went terribly wrong.

According to police, the car Davis was driving collided with a police cruiser. The next few minutes, the events have not been fully disclosed by police yet.

One witness tells police there was a third person standing next to the cousin’s car and conflicting reports say that that person may have opened fire on the police.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the events of the shooting were under investigation and all the details were not yet available to truly determined what caused or led up to the shooting. Craig did say that the officer came out shooting. One of the cop’s bullet grazed the face of 18-year-old Davis. Bullet holes were visible in the windshield of his car as it was towed away.

Richard Patterson, cousin of Davis says that police were shooting to kill. “He’s a taller sized guy. If he was average it would have hit him in between the eyes,” Patterson said of Davis.

The police officer was also shot, a bullet grazing his foot … click here for more details.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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