Suspect connected to 6 Metro Detroit homicides on the run

$10,000 reward being offered for information that leads to arrest

DETROIT – Friends and family members gather to remember Amir Thaxton -- a man shot and killed Thursday night.

The vigil packed the space outside the shop on Eight Mile Drive where he was killed.

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“To see him change from where he started from to have him taken out? It’s a blow to our family that we don’t even understand,” said Malikah Akbar.

Akbar said her cousin was a good man and a loving father to three children.

“Amir was goofy, funny, playful, silly," Akbar said. "He loved everybody.”

U.S. Marshals believe Kenyel Brown may be responsible for Thaxton’s death. Brown is a person of interest in six homicides across Metro Detroit.

Brown is wanted in connection with three homicides in River Rouge, two fatal shootings in Detroit and a homicide in Highland Park.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Brown’s arrest.

Brown was last seen driving a black Dodge Caravan with the Texas license plate NXL 7787.

Anyone with information is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service at 313-243-5656 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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