8 years ago: Man shot, killed in front of wife while they waited at fast-food restaurant in Detroit

Police believe incident happened during attempted carjacking

Church’s Chicken in Detroit 2014. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Eight years ago a man was shot in the head and killed in front of his wife while they waited in line at a fast-food restaurant drive-thru. The killer has never been caught.

Farrad Richmond, 37, and his wife were at a Church’s Chicken drive-thru at 9 p.m. on June 23, 2014, on 7 Mile Road near the Southfield Freeway in Detroit when Richmond was murdered.

Police said a man shot Richmond once in the head before fleeing the scene. The sun had not set yet and it was not completely dark when the shooting happened.

“He was one of those guys, if you had a bad day he’d make you have a good day. He always cracked jokes. Now, that’s sad. That’s real sad,” Richmond’s neighbor, Darryle Able told Local 4 in 2014. “They are good people. Very good people. The whole block, you know, they look out for one another. They’re outstanding people.”

Watch Local 4′s report from June 24, 2014 below:


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