Father of 5 shot, killed on his way home from work

- Police are investigating after a man was found dead outside his home early Friday morning.

The family of Tony Taylor Jr. says he was on his way home from work when he was shot near his home in the 17000 block of Huntington, which is near W McNichols Road and Outer Drive.

Taylor's father was inside the home when he heard multiple gunshots around 12:50 a.m. He went outside to check, and found his son lying near some bushes.

Taylor's family says he was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time, and that she also heard the shots. Taylor was shot in the chest.

Taylor was a father to five children, and worked as a counselor for people with drug and alcohol addictions. We're told he was also studying to become a pastor.

"He was a good man, good man. I just can't believe this is happening," says the victim's mother, Marchelle Taylor.

Nobody is in custody at this time. A witness reported seeing a man about 5 feet 9 inches tall running from the scene around the time the shots were heard.

If you were in the area and saw or heard anything, or know anything else about what happened, you're asked to contact the Detroit Police Department.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 2 for updates. 

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