Video of 13-year-old abduction released; suspect armed and dangerous

- A 13-year old boy is missing and police are releasing surveillance photos of the suspect they're looking for.

Police believe Deontae Mitchell was abducted at about 10:30 Tuesday night near a convenience store on Detroit's east side. An Amber Alert is in effect and we're told the suspect is armed and dangerous.

Investigators have just released surveillance video showing the abduction. The video shows the suspect grabbing Deontae Mitchell by the arm last night and forcing him into a black Chevrolet Impala ending with the video showing the vehicle driving away.

This happened near Nino's Market located at Warren and Buckingham. We also have video and photos showing the suspect released earlier on Wednesday.

Detroit police showed who investigators believe may have taken the teenager.

Police say Mitchell and a cousin who is also around his age saw the suspect urinating in public.  According to witnesses the man left but some money was dropped on the ground.

Mitchell and his cousin picked up the loose cash and when the man returned, Mitchell refused to give back the money.  Witnesses tell police the man chased down and abducted Mitchell.

Police say the suspect was last seen driving a 2002 Chevy Impala with a loud muffler. Police say the suspect is armed and dangerous and he may be carrying a .22 caliber pistol.

Mitchell's mother and grandmother both pleaded for his safe return at a press conference Wednesday.

"Could you help me find my son please," said his mother. "Whoever knows anything, just help me find my son."

"I hope everybody out there watching this, if you know anything please contact the police," said Mitchell's grandmother. "I want my grandson home. I miss you and I love you. God be with you."

The suspect is a black man with a dark complexion wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap. He may have a scar on the side of his face.

The family says they do not recognize the man and are not sure if he is from the area.

If you have any information contact Detroit police at (313) 596-5521 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
 


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