Man’s body found inside home on Detroit’s west side, police say

Tony Johnson killed during suspected home invasion

Tony Johnson, a man found dead Thursday in a home on Ashton Street. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Detroit police said the body of a 62-year-old man was found inside a home on the city’s west side.

Tony Johnson was found dead around 7:35 a.m. Thursday in the 8000 block of Ashton Avenue, according to authorities.

Police initially believed Johnson was killed during a home invasion, but cannot confirm if that is the case yet.

Officials said they don’t have any suspects.

Detroit police continue to investigate.

The scene of a Nov. 7, 2019, homicide on Ashton Avenue in Detroit. (WDIV)

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