Detroit police still trying to identify woman shot, killed in 4-part shooting spree

Unidentified woman’s body found near Wyoming, Margareta avenues on Aug. 28

Detroit police are trying to identify a woman who was shot and killed during a four-part shooting spree in Detroit on Sunday, Aug. 28. Sketch provided by Detroit police. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Police are still trying to identify a woman who was shot and killed during a four-part shooting spree in Detroit last weekend that “terrorized” the community.

A woman was fatally shot by a 19-year-old Detroit man accused of shooting and killing three people and injuring another person and a dog in a four-part shooting spree on Aug. 28. One woman who was shot and killed has yet to be identified.

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The unidentified woman was found dead at around 5:30 a.m. in the area of Wyoming and Margareta avenues. Detroit police say the woman was killed by several gunshot wounds.

The woman is identified as standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. She reportedly had brown eyes, a medium build and two long braids, and was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and gray and black Nike sweatpants. It is unclear how old police believe the victim was.

A sketch of the unidentified victim can be seen above.

The woman was carrying a multicolored purse that contained a pair of green “New York” basketball shorts in it. Photos of the woman’s bag and the shorts can be found below.

Anyone with information about the woman or the four-part shooting spree is asked to contact Detroit police at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.

The 19-year-old accused of carrying out the shootings, identified as Dontae Smith, was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of assault with intent to murder, one count of animal cruelty and five felony firearm violations.

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Photos of bag, shorts

A bag belonging to an unidentified woman who was fatally shot during a four-part shooting spree in Detroit on Aug. 28, 2022. Police are hoping they can help identify her by sharing her items. (Detroit Police Department)
A pair of shorts belonging to an unidentified woman who was fatally shot during a four-part shooting spree in Detroit on Aug. 28, 2022. Police are hoping they can help identify her by sharing her items. (Detroit Police Department)

Smith charged

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a four-part shooting spree that left three people dead and one man and a dog injured in Detroit, authorities said.

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