Police: Video shows armed man abduct 13-year-old Detroit boy

Deontae Mitchell abducted Tuesday night, police say

DETROIT – Detroit police said surveillance video shows an armed man abduct a 13-year-old boy Tuesday night in the parking lot of a market on East Warren. 

An Amber Alert was issued for Deontae Mitchell Wednesday morning. He was last with his cousin Tuesday night outside Nino's Market at 15901 E. Warren on the city's east side. Police later released images of a man who is considered a suspect in the boy's abduction.

Police have identified the man as 45-year-old Gregory Walker.

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Now they have released video of the actual abduction (watch here). It shows a man grab a boy, who was struggling to get away. Police said the man was armed with a gun. He is described as a black man standing between 5 feet 8 and 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 185 and 190 pounds. 

"Turn yourself in without incident,” Detroit Police Chief James Craig said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. "We will find you, I’ve said this before and every time we say it, we do it. We have good images. We know facts and people in the neighborhood know who you are. So save yourself the trouble and turn yourself in."

The man was last seen driving a black Chevrolet Impala. He is considered armed and dangerous. 

"All we know is that he came to the store and he was kidnapped,” said Mitchell’s cousin, Aniesha Hodge. “A grown man snatched him off his bike, and our other little cousin ran off running asking for help." 

Mitchell is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall and he weighs 86 pounds. He was wearing a lime green Nautica shirt, gray jogging pants and black gym shoes.

The FBI has joined in this investigation. 

Anyone with information on Mitchell is asked to call 911 or Detroit police at 313-596-2200.

Here is the surveillance video:

Watch Chief Craig's Wednesday afternoon news conference, which included statements from Deontae Mitchell's family, right here: 





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