Man shot in head left in Detroit street; police look for persons of interest

- A 42-year-old man gunned down on Detroit's east side - he was shot in the head and left to die in the street.

The body of the victim, Joseph Bond, Jr., 42, was found last Sunday afternoon on Rossiter Street.

Best friends for over 10 years, Shannon Caleb said she is unable to grasp she will never see her dear friend again.

"I wish that he was here and I didn't expect for him to be gone so soon," Caleb said. "It feels unreal - like a nightmare I will wake up from and be like it didn't happen, it's not true."

She described 42-year-old Joseph Bond Jr. as kind and generous.

"He had a really upbeat personality, he always cared for others," Caleb said.

Friends and family say Bond was also a Detroit rapper going by the nicknames "Joe Bonnano" and "K-9"

Detroit police say Bond's body was found last Sunday afternoon on Rossiter Street on the city's east side.
"Somebody that he probably knew, shot him in the head inside of a car and dumped him out on a side street," she said.

Detroit police say Bond had been dropped off by someone driving a green Ford SUV.
"He would tell you he was walking or taking bus," she said. "So it was really uncommon for him to be in a car with anybody."

Police releasing surveillance video -- of a man walking outside of a green light gas station and video from inside a store. They say these men are considered persons of interest and still on the street Friday.

"For you to take a man off of this earth or any man and you just live with that, there is nothing but bad karma is going to come to you," Caleb said.

Meanwhile, Bonds mother is proud of her son's accomplishments and tells FOX 2 she can't understand why someone would take the life of such a sweet man.

If you recognize the men seen in that video or have any information on Bonds' death call police or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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