Peace walk held for 9-year-old caught in crossfire
Hundreds of community members including Detroit police officers marched down Murray Hill on the city's west side in hopes of gaining tips on the shooting of 9-year-old Malik Cosey Jr.
They’re also trying to spread awareness.
“How does it feel knowing this person or whoever is responsible is still out here tonight? Turn yourself in, you see how many people are out here turn yourself in, somebody is going to catch you,” said Malik’s mother, Ciara Milo.
Malik was sitting in his grandmother’s car when he and his 11-year-old cousin got caught in the midst of a shootout. Malik was shot in the head while his cousin was unhurt.
Malik's family said an unknown black male walked past the address and shots were fired at him from a vehicle. The man ran towards the car where Malik was. The shots missed the intended target and struck Malik.
Doctors are working around the clock on Malik, and the community is saddened by the news that he has lost his right eye.
Crime Stoppers is asking for anonymous tips and offering a cash reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. If the tip that leads to an arrest is received by midnight of today’s press conference, $1,000 will be added to the reward, raising the total to $2,000.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP.
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