Reward offered for information after 22-year-old killed in home invasion

- Tina Melton never thought she would be in this position more than one year later, still grieving the death of her son with those responsible still on the streets.

Her son was at his cousin's home playing video games when two people came in to rob them. The incident ended with the 22-year-old losing his life.

Zachary "Scooter" Melton was at the house in the 18 thousand block of Coyle Street on Detroit's west side. The robbery happened shortly after midnight on September 26, 2017.

The two suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Melton and another person before they left and ran away towards Seven Mile. Melton's mother says she's constantly reminded of the worst day of her life.

"With my living arrangements at home, I had to move because it reminded me so much of my child," she says. 

Zachary attended Mumford High School and had dreams of becoming a chemical engineer.

"A year ago I had a brother who was here, who was smiling, who was telling me he loved me and vice versa," says his sister Ashli Thomas. 

Right now, two sketches are all investigators have to go on. Melton's family is convinced someone knows these guys and is staying quiet instead of doing what's right.

"As a community we stand silent. We stand mute, we are so used to this no snitching code," says Thomas.

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest. If you know anything about what happened, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You will be anonymous. 

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