ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019

View of Detroit from the Winsor sky camera on Sept. 26, 2019 at 8:24 p.m. (WDIV)

Metro Detroit mother fighting to keep son on life support after doctors tell her he's brain dead

A Metro Detroit mother is fighting to keep her son on life support after doctors told her he is brain dead.

Bobby Reyes, 14, of Ash Township, is hospitalized at Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor after he suffered an asthma attack a week ago.

Doctors told Sarah Jones that after one more test confirms a lack of viable brain activity, her son will be removed from life support Friday morning.

Metro Detroit mother fighting to keep son on life support after doctors tell her he's brain dead

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4 fast facts

  • Troy police say a drunken woman ran two red lights with two flat tires while a toddler slept in the back seat. Read more .

  • General Motors has reinstated health care benefits for striking United Autoworkers (UAW) members as the second week of the union's strike against GM continues. Learn more .

  • A big mess inside a Detroit cemetery was exposed by Help Me Hank's hidden cameras in August. Read more .

  • There's an ongoing effort by the city of Detroit to make things a little easier for the people who live near where the new Gordie Howe International Bridge will be built. Learn more .

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Fake officer

Police are trying to determine if a man impersonating an officer pulled people over in Metro Detroit.

The 37-year-old Flat Rock man was pulled over around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday on northbound I-75 near Lapeer Road in Auburn Hills. Police sad they stopped him for improper tint and suspicious LED lights in the windows, officials said.


Chelsea Small's murder

Chelsea Small's murder was brutal and unprovoked, but her family and the Taylor Police Department have not given up hope.

On Nov. 12, 2013, Small was a single mother who was working at the Advance America check-cashing shop in Taylor. A man walked in around lunchtime, police said. It first seemed like a robbery, but the man shot Small twice.


Murder investigation

The reward for information about the murder of a Detroit mother who was killed while sitting in the driveway outside her home has been increased to $2,500.

Keyaira Cheatham, 23, was shot and killed around 8:55 p.m. on March 11, 2018, in the 8600 block of Mark Twain Street near Joy Road on Detroit's west side, police said.


Thieves in shopping scooters

Police are searching for a man and a woman who went to Walmarts in Troy and Monroe County and passed $2,400 in fake traveler's checks while riding motorized shopping scooters, officials said.

The pair were caught on camera around 8 p.m. Sept. 15 passing $1,600 worth of fake American Express checks at a Walmart in Troy, police said.


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