Police arrest man, woman in Westland after teenage girl killed on Detroit’s east side

22-year-old man arrested in Westland, officials say

Police at a scene on Alberta Avenue in Westland on Nov. 9, 2020.
Police at a scene on Alberta Avenue in Westland on Nov. 9, 2020. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Police arrested a man and a woman in Westland after a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed in Detroit, according to officials.

Detroit police said the teenager got into an argument with a 22-year-old man around 8:25 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 9100 block of Beaconsfield Street on Detroit’s east side.

The man walked out of the building with two people, officials said. Immediately afterward, a shot was fired into the home and the 16-year-old girl was fatally injured, according to authorities.

Medical officials took the girl to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Officials said the 22-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were arrested around 11 a.m. Monday at a home in the 33000 block of Alberta Avenue in Westland.

Local 4 captured aerial footage of a man being taken into police custody. You can see video from the scene below.

Aerial video shows police scene in Westland connected to fatal Detroit shooting
Aerial video shows police scene in Westland connected to fatal Detroit shooting

Authorities said they’re still searching for a 23-year-old woman who’s considered a person of interest. They believe she might have information about the shooting.

Detroit police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

Watch more aerial video from the scene below.

Westland police scene connected to fatal Detroit shooting
Westland police scene connected to fatal Detroit shooting

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