Suspect and Victim Identified in East side Murder at Cantrell Funeral Home [Video]


[Joshua Lowman]

Detroit, MI – The Detroit Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male suspect wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred on the city’s eastside. The shooting took place outside of Cantrell Funeral Home located at 10400 Mack Avenue.

On Thursday, December 7th, 2017, at 4:25 p.m., the 24 year old man, being identified on social media as Joshua Lowman, was walking to the funeral home, located in the 10000 block of Mack Avenue, when the suspect, Perez Smith Jr., 28-years-old, a black male, produced a weapon and shot Lowman in the chest. The suspect then escaped in a red vehicle.




Joshua Lowman was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

New information as of Sunday December 10th, suspect Perez Smith Jr., may have fled to Pennsylvania.

The investigation is ongoing.  If you or someone you know of has information that can help solve this crime, you are asked to please call Detroit Police Homicide at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SpeakUp.

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