Community searches for clues in Detroit father's death

- Detroit’s religious community, activists and volunteers took to the streets Saturday, searching for the killers of devoted father and talented musician, Anthony Tolson. He was gunned down on Christmas Eve during a carjacking as he was on his way to see his children.

Activists and volunteers were handing out flyers, in search of tips or information that will help solve this crime. “We're standing with the Tolson family,” said Reverend David Bullock. “The killers are still at large. We know that it’s going to take community support and police to bring the family justice.”

Police had previously released surveillance video showing two men suspected in the carjacking near Gratiot and State Fair on the city's East Side. Police believe they are the ones who killed Tolson, and stole his gray Chevy Trailblazer. Inside was his bass guitar, along with Christmas presents for his children.

Tolson's car was later found dumped near Columbus on the city's West Side. That’s where activists spent Saturday handing out fliers, speaking with residents and searching for information. The group also came together to pray for justice. Community activist Teferi Brent said at one of those prayers, “We have never been willing to sit back and accept our people being victimized and violated in this community. That's not who and what we are.” Brent went on to say, “There are Detroiters who are not willing to accept and tolerate this madness in our community.”

If you have information that can help Detroit Police in the investigation of Tolson’s death, please contact 1-800-SPEAK-UP. As always, you can remain anonymous when making your tip.


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