Police have person of interest in killing of Detroit neurosurgeon, sources say

Man was found dead in attic of home

DETROIT – Police have identified a person of interest in the death of a Detroit neurosurgeon, according to sources.

Dr. Devon Hoover was found dead inside his home by officers conducting a welfare check on April 23, 2023. His body was found in the attic. He had been shot once and his body had been wrapped.

Update: Medical examiner reveals cause of death for beloved neurosurgeon in Detroit

There have not been any official charges or arrests yet.

Hoover worked as a neurosurgeon at Ascension Hospital and he lived in Detroit’s Boston Edison District. Sources said there was no forced entry into his home.

Retired Detroit police Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt said this could indicate that a known perpetrator got into the house.

Medical examiners have confirmed that Hoover was shot in the head multiple times. Police sources say the operating theory is that Hoover knew his attacker.

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