Family of 35-year-old shot and killed in west Detroit wants justice

- After she was shot while driving on Detroit's west side on Saturday evening, the family of 35-year-old Lakisha Henry still has so many questions unanswered regarding the shooting that took her life.

"I just want y'all to step up because as you can see, we're not holding up okay," said the victim's 15-year-old daughter, Leslie Gordon. "We just want justice for my mom because the whole situation was not okay. I just need y'all to step up."

The victim's father, David Keith Henry Sr., said they're just asking the killer to turn themselves in.

"We just want answers," he said. "I just want to know what happened to my daughter. That's all I want to know."

Detroit police said they arrested two people a short time before midnight following Saturday's shooting, which took place around 4:30 p.m. on Detroit's west side.

Police said it started at a vacant house on Forrer and continued onto Mansfield, a block away. Witnesses described seeing a man firing a glock, emptying the chamber into Henry's red Malibu.

Henry Sr. said he doesn't know why someone targeted his daughter.

"I don't know anything about that. I didn't even know my daughter was shot until I got to the hospital," he said.

The father is trying to make sense of everything, saying what happened was not in his daughter's character.

"I think she got caught up in something that, this is not her MO," he said. "This is not her kind of situation. ... We're trying to get an understanding because my daughter didn't roll like that."

Police spent all of Saturday evening at the two crime scenes. A white Infiniti parked outside the vacant is also part of the investigation.

Until more questions are answered, the family is left to grieve.

"We're doing the best we can under the circumstances," Henry Sr. said.

Police are not saying if they're looking for additional suspects or if they have the gunman in custody, but say the investigation is ongoing. If you have any information that can help police, give them a call.


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