Fatal shooting victim on Detroit’s west side identified as 14-year-old boy

Officers found teen Monday evening

DETROIT – A person who was shot and killed Monday evening on Detroit’s west side has been identified as a 14-year-old boy.

Detroit police say that at around 5:39 p.m., the 14-year-old was fatally shot on Biltmore Street, near the area of 7 Mile and Southfield roads. Officers were responding to a report of shots fired, and then located the boy at the scene.

It is believed he ran several yards before collapsing after being shot. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A description of the suspected shooter has not yet been reported by police. A motive has not been revealed yet, either.

No other details have been provided at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

About the Author:

Cassidy Johncox is a senior digital news editor covering stories across the spectrum, with a special focus on politics and community issues.