Family identifies 5-year-old girl killed in home invasion on Detroit's west side

Woman, girl shot in home invasion

Isabella Coleman (WDIV)

DETROIT – Family members have identified the 5-year-old girl who was fatally shot Thursday night during a home invasion in the 19000 block of Lyndon Street.

ORIGINAL REPORT5-year-old girl killed during home invasion on Detroit's west side

Isabella Coleman was sleeping in her bed when someone broke into the home and fired a weapon, according to police. A woman and the girl were struck.

"An armed black male came into the home and fired shots," said Detroit police Cmdr. Elaing Bryant. "The armed black male fled, we're just not sure if on foot or in vehicle, or in what direction."

Police did not wait for emergency medical services and took the 5-year-old to Sinai-Grace Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.

The mother was taken by ambulance to Sinai-Grace, and she is listed in stable condition.

A news conference is expected Friday afternoon.

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Detric Driver, 46, was shot and killed by police Friday morning while officers were executing a search warrant at a home in the 9200 block of Evergreen Road in Detroit.

Family members said Driver is a relative of Coleman and her mother.

Police said Driver was on the couch, armed with an AR pistol, when officers entered the home.

Detroit police Capt. Kurt Warboys said officers "neutralized" the situation. An officer fired at Driver, killing him.

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