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Deandree Watson and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan
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WESTLAND, MI – Police in Westland continue to investigate what is believed to be a murder-suicide that took place early Sunday morning at the Willow Creek Apartments.

In the early morning hours of Sunday July 5th 2020, the Westland Police Department responded to the area of 37456 Willow Ln. to investigate an OnStar panic button notification.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a victim Deandree Watson of Detroit, inside of his vehicle and the apparent victim of a homicide. During the investigation officers followed up at a nearby apartment where they discovered a second person Deontez Jones of Westland, who was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

These incidents appear to be connected as both were known associates of one another. Westland Police are still actively working this ongoing investigation.

Deandree Watson was a rising entity in the political arena in the City of Detroit. He had worked with the City of Detroit for the past 8 years. Many current leaders have spoke very highly of him today as they have had to come to terms with his murder.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan posted the following to his personal Facebook page:

I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of DeAndree Watson. DeAndree was a brilliant policy analyst who worked in the Office of Councilman James Tate. I got to know DeAndree as we worked together on the City of Detroit’s marijuana ordinance, spearheaded by Councilman Tate. DeAndree was one of Detroit’s rising leaders with a deep commitment to public service and the city he called home. I extend my deepest condolences to DeAndree’s family, friends, Councilman James Tate, Detroit City Council and his many colleagues at the City of Detroit.

In reading through the various comments about DeAndree, one common sentiment about him was that he was a kind and respectful young man.

No motive has been released as to what would have caused Deontez Jones to murder DeAndree and then take his own life.

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

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