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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Stray Bullet in Detroit Kills Child

     Police say an 8-year-old boy died after being shot in his bedroom in Midtown Detroit. One of several bullets fired from outside went through a wall about one in the morning of July 23, 2014. One of the bullets struck Jakari Pearson. He died at a nearby hospital.

     Bullet holes were visible in the bricks and a window of an upstairs bedroom in the rear of the townhouse…Neighbors said this was the first time a child was killed in the neighborhood by a stray bullet. Gunshots, however, were not unusual in the community…

     A police spokesperson said investigators had a good idea of who they were looking for in connection with the shooting….

Robert Allen, "Detroit Boy Fatally Shot in Bed," Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2014   

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