Nightside Report June 21, 2021: 18-year-old Brighton resident turns self in after allegedly shooting father to death; Macomb County doctor charged in multimillion dollar opioid drug ring

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Man found dead inside Brighton home; son turns himself in to police
Man found dead inside Brighton home; son turns himself in to police

18-year-old Brighton resident turns self in after allegedly shooting father to death

DETROIT – Residents in a peaceful neighborhood are shocked by the death of a father who was allegedly killed by his own son.

“They were great people. I know he was a dedicated cop that worked in the schools in Plymouth. He loved doing that and had some eye surgeries recently that kept him off the force,” said neighbors who did not want to go on camera.

At some point Monday morning, police were called out to the home on Woodlake Drive to find that man dead from a gunshot wound.

Local 4 News spoke to neighbors, who say they just spent time with the family weeks ago.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 893,491; Death toll now at 19,647

Metro Detroit weather: Calmer, cooler stretch before heat, humidity return

We’ve really turned the corner into a calmer and much cooler stretch of weather -- although, the word “stretch” might be a... stretch.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Federal agents put a stop to a multimillion dollar drug ring allegedly ran by a Macomb County doctor. Click here to read more.
  • Two sisters from Richmond were in a Toyota Prius driving behind their father’s vehicle when they were hit by a woman who crossed the median on Interstate 75 in Bagley Township. Click here to read more.
  • Police promised that a crackdown was coming to Greektown after a string of violence was reported as the weather got warmer. Click here to read more.
  • It is safe to say a real parking crackdown is coming to Royal Oak thanks to technology. Click here to read more.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 -- How to get the best deals

Insiders believe Amazon Prime Day 2021 could break sales records.

Amazon Prime Day kicked off on Monday (June 21) and ends on Tuesday.

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Steps to take to prevent children from accidentally drowning this summer

A recent report suggests the number of children at risk for drowning has increased significantly over the past year as the COVID pandemic put many swim lessons on hold.

Experts are offering four ways to reduce your family’s risk in the water this summer. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for kids between the ages of one and four years old. It’s one of the top causes of death for older children and teens too.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.