DETROIT, MI – Detroit Police were called to a crime scene located near Madeleine & Gratiot on Detroit’s east side where young man’s body was located.
Police responded to the scene on Friday September 22nd, 2017, at approximately 8:30AM after the man’s body was discovered behind the Family Dollar Store. Investigators believe the body was there for several hours and that the man was fatally shot overnight.
FOX2 News, during their 5:00PM broadcast, said that the victim was fatally stabbed.
The victim is being identified on social media through his nick name as RichieRan.
A witness, Ernestine Moore, stated that family members and friends of RichieRan were at the crime scene trying to understand and make sense of what happened. She said that “Blood is Everywhere..Starting Across Gratiot”. There were no less than 9 bullets that were fired toward the victim.
Ortagus Jackson El went Live on Facebook shortly after the shooting. You can see his video below.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crime or has information that can assist police in the investigation are asked to call Detroit police at 313-267-4600 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.
[Video Credit: Ortagus Jackson El]