Person of Interest in Custody in Deadly Shooting of 3 yr old Boy on Detroit’s Eastside


DETROIT, MI – Detroit Police are speaking with Demetrius Lorenzo Peels as a Person Of Interest regarding the fatal shooting of a 3 year old boy.

The incident took place on the 11700 block of Rossiter on December 6th, 2017, at about 7:00 p.m




The suspects name could be spelled either Demetrius Peels or Demetrius Lorenzo Peals. It is not currently known which is correct.  The suspect is described as a:

Black Male
Age:  22-years-old
Height:  5’9″
Weight: 175lbs

Peels is the boyfriend of the 3-year-old victim’s mother. Police said he was in the apartment when the boy was shot in the head.

It is unclear at this time how the child was fatally shot due to the fact that the mother’s story has changed a couple of times while being interviewed by Detroit Police Investigators. It is unknown if the little boy got ahold of the gun or if someone else pulled the trigger.

If anyone has any information pertaining to this crime please call Detroit Police Department Homicide at 313-596-2260 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Citizens can remain anonymous, as always by leaving a tip on the app, DPD Connect.

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