Nightside Report June 22, 2021: Person of interest in Detroit double homicide where infant was found alive has violent past, Delta COVID variant found in 5 Michigan counties

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Police search for man after infant found alive at Detroit double homicide scene
Police search for man after infant found alive at Detroit double homicide scene

Person of interest in Detroit double homicide where infant was found alive has violent past

DETROIT – A 6-month-old baby was found alive at the scene of a double murder in Detroit, according to police.

Deandre Fizer III, 31, and his fiancée, Tonia Carter, 27, were both found dead. They got engaged the day before they were killed.

They were found shot to death inside a home on Northlawn Street on Detroit’s west side. The 6-month-old was found unharmed.

Detroit Interim Police Chief James White said investigators are working to track down the killer. They have identified Orlando Whitfield as a person of interest in the case.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 893,582; Death toll now at 19,662

Metro Detroit weather: Rising temperatures, rain returns this weekend

We’ll be easing back into summer with increasing temperatures, and once the rain returns, we can expect plenty of it.

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4 Fast Facts

  • Police have released several new details about what they found when responding to a fatal shooting on Woodlake Drive in Brighton on Monday (June 21). Click here to read more.
  • A 12-year-old boy was killed in Detroit on Rochelle Street Tuesday afternoon, police say. Click here to read more.
  • Michigan State Police and the Detroit Police Department teamed up on Tuesday for “Operation Brison.” Click here to read more.
  • Many Michigan seniors have spent the last 15 months virtually cut off from the outside world and that is all about to change. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Delta COVID variant found in 5 Michigan counties

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer officially lifted the state’s COVID restrictions and fully reopened the state for the first time in around 15 months.

But that doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. Variants of COVID from around the globe are still cause for concern.

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer lifts remaining COVID-19 restrictions

“This is the day we have been waiting for,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

Fifteen months after the start of the pandemic COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across the state.

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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.