Woman Shot to Death inside of SUV on Detroit’s East Side

DETROIT, MI – A woman was shot to death inside of her SUV on the city’s east side at about 1:30am Tuesday morning.Burgandy GMC Envoy

The shooting took place near the intersection of Houston Whittier and Hayes on Tuesday January 14th, 2020. The victim was found inside of her vehicle in front of Al’s Appliance and Furniture located at 15200 Houston Whittier

It is not currently known what lead up to the murder but the burgundy GMC Envoy was riddled with bullets.

One person went to the 3rd Precinct turning them self in stating that they had shot and killed someone. That person could is believed to be the person who shot and killed the woman inside of her vehicle.

The preliminary investigation found that on January 14, 2020, at approximately 1:34 a.m., in the Hayes / Houston Whittier area, a woman identified as 51-year-old Venita Gray, was fatally wounded and sustained multiple gunshots to the face and body. A male suspect is in custody at this time. There were over twenty bullets fired at the victim and her vehicle.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still being investigated.

If anyone has any information pertaining to this crime they are asked to please call Detroit Police Department’s Ninth Precinct Unit at 313-596-5940 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

No further information is available at this time.  Please check back for updates.

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