Police release photos of persons of interest in shooting of baby, mother on Detroit's east side

Week-old boy's head grazed by bullet

By Shawn Ley - Reporter , John Steckroth - Editor , Derick Hutchinson
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DETROIT - Police released photos Friday afternoon of persons of interest in the shooting of a baby boy and his mother at a home on Detroit’s east side.

Chadwick Wells, 45, of Westland, and Yvetta Gee, 20, of Detroit, are wanted in connection with the shooting in the 16100 block of Maddelein Street. Police said they are brother and sister.

Police said the 24-year-old mother and her week-old son were in the home when someone pulled up in a car and fired shots into the house. The woman was holding her infant boy on the couch in their living room when the shots came through the door, police said.

Sirmear Lamb was grazed in the head by a bullet. Detroit police said they took the child to St. John Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lakita Lamb was shot in the leg. She also was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Commander Charles Mahone said the brother and sister are friends with the mother but an argument was had with another woman earlier in the day.

"This was not a random crime," Mahone said. "This is a senseless crime."

Lamb is out of the hospital after her leg was treated Wednesday night. Sirmear was in her arms after receiving treatment for his head injury.

"The bullet didn't hit a bone," Lamb said. "That was a good thing."

Her son was born May 11. She had just brought him home from St. John Hospital, but after the shooting, he was right back at the hospital, this time in the intensive care unit.

Nine people were in the home at the time of the shooting. Witnesses said a woman and a man pulled up with children in their vehicle and opened fire on the house with what's described as an AK-47 and a handgun.

Lamb's other three sons hit the floor when the shooting began.

"They were on the floor," Lamb said. "I got up to run. They were already crawling to the hallway."

Shots were fired into the downstairs, the roof, windows and right above Sirmear's grandmother's head in her headboard.

"I was asleep," Laura Lamb said. "All I heard was, 'Bang, bang.' She don't care who was here."

"I thank the police who transported him," Lakita Lamb said. "They did not waste time to wait for EMS (emergency medical services). They came in and took him out and pulled off."

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