Arson Suspected in House Fire that Kills a 41 yr old Detroit Man [Updated]

DETROIT, MI – A fire erupted in a single family home on Mayfield Street after what was believed to be a case of arson early Thursday morning.Leo Garrett

In an update from the Detroit Police Department they state that “Investigators cannot find evidence that any accelerants was used at this location. This is an ongoing investigation.” 

On Thursday January 30th, 2020, at approximately 2:40 a.m., in the 14200 block of Mayfield, an unknown suspect threw an object inside of the house, catching the house on fire.

By 7:32 AM, firefighters had reported that the fire was completely extinguished, but not before the building had partially collapsed and nearby power lines had gone down. Four victims were able to escape, however, a 41-year-old man was discovered dead inside of the location. Family members have identified him as Leo Garrett.

Leo Garrett was the father of Lateo Garrett who was 18-years-old when he was killed over Cartier sunglasses in May 2019 at a gas station on Seven Mile Road near Outer Drive.

Anyone with information is asked to please call Detroit Police Department’s Arson Unit at 313-596-2940 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

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