DETROIT (WJBK) - Police say a 5-year-old girl was killed and her mom was seriously injured in a home invasion and shooting on Detroit's northwest side Thursday night.
Police were called to the 19000 block of Lyndon around 10 p.m. Neighbors told police the suspect went into the home and a few minutes, they heard shots and then saw the suspect leave.
According to Detroit Police, the mother and her child were in the back bedroom when they were shot. There were other people inside as well, but they were not shot.
"Senseless, particularly when you're taking about a 5-year-old child. this is tragic. the child is an innocent victim and we don't know why the child was targeted in this manner. we want to make sure that whoever did this, we bring them to justice," Detroit Police Commander Eline Bryant said.
A few hours later, a little before 5 a.m., Detroit Police executed a search warrant at a home in a home about two miles up Evergreen. According to police, they believe the home is connected to the home invasion.
Police said the entered the home, found a 46-year-old armed man sitting on a couch, and shot him when he raised his gun at the officers.
"He raised up. His weapon was loaded, (the safety) was off. We used a flash bang on side of house. I think it was a distraction for him. officers were able to make entry and neutralize that before he could fire back," Capt. Kurt Worboys said.
Police told FOX 2 that they believe the officer-involved shooting is connected to the home invasion and murder of a 5-year-old girl.
Witnesses at the second scene said the man was not involved in the home invasion and shooting on Lyndon. Police have not explained why the investigation led them to the home.
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