Detroit police release sketch of shooting suspect in 6-year-old's death
Detroit police suspect sketch, left, Miracle Murray.
Detroit police are desperate to solve the murder of a 6-month-old girl.
The case has taken many twists and turns so far and investigators are asking for your help to track down a suspect with a new sketch.
Take a good look at the man portrayed in the sketch, who Detroit police believe may be the person responsible for shooting and killing 6-month-old Miracle Murray.
"Obviously a very tragic incident," said Sgt. Michael Woody, Detroit police. "Another loss of innocent life."
As messages of love sit outside Miracle Murray's empty home on Winthrop Street Thursday, bullets flew just days earlier. Detroit police say last weekend Miracle was one of three babies playing in the front yard when an older model silver Saturn with three men inside drove up firing.
The gunfire injured a 24-year-old man and killed little Miracle.
"These are the young folks that we as a city need to do better for," Woody said.
Witnesses, working with police, described the shooter as a 24-year-old man with hazel eyes last seen wearing dark pants, a dark shirt, and a black and white hat.
"There is nothing that would really stand out except for his facial features," Woody said. "The slimmer nose, maybe the ears. Those are consistent markers of someone you'd be able to identify really quickly."
Police say Miracle's death may be connected to the shooting death of 3-year-old A'Naiya Montgomery Easter Sunday. Miracle's Family members say they'd been receiving death threats and believe Miracle was murdered in retaliation.
"We consider him armed and dangerous," Woody said. "So we're asking if you know this person to call us and not engage with them."
As police say they depend on the community to reach out and help and they ask everyone to memorize the face.
"They may not be exact, however we are asking for the public's assistance or if they know somebody who may be involved in this crime to give us a call," Woody said.
Anyone with information should call Detroit police at (313) 596-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP where you can remain anonymous.