Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Son


Karlton J. Wright, 50-years old, has been charged in connection with the death of his son Eric L. Hatchett, 36, of Southfield.

On June 12, 2017 at 4:20 p.m. the defendant was at his auto repair business located in the 19900 block of James Couzens with his son. It is alleged that the men had a heated argument where Hatchett hit Wright in the face and Wright pulled out his handgun fatally shooting Hatchett. Wright drove Hatchett to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Wright has been charged with Second Degree Murder and Felony Firearm. He is expected to be arraigned in 36th District Court this afternoon at 2:30.

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