Family of man killed with DPD gun asks for funeral help
Police in Detroit say a man was shot and killed behind a Family Dollar. Now, they have the murder weapon but are still searching for the funeral while the victim tries to figure out how to pay for the funeral.
Susan Watson was in the hospital recovering from chest pains when she received news that broke her heart.
"I was devastated when my husband came and told me." Watson said.
Police say her son, 35-year-old Leroy Dechun Davis, was shot and killed outside a Family Dollar on Tireman earlier this week. The deadly shooting leaves his 12-year-old daughter and 10-month old son fatherless
"We all look to blame someone else for our situation. We want to blame the police, we want to blame this person, caucasions, this person but there is more black on black crime in the city of Detroit," she says.
Watson says the stress of her son's murder sent her to the hospital a second time this week.
She was upset again after learning what we learned Thursday: her son was killed with a Detroit Police Department-issued gun. That weapon was stolen in 2011 and is now back in police hands. But it's too late.
"What does that say about the Detroit Police Department that this gun has been missing for this long and yet it shows up to kill my son?"
As the investigation into this deadly shooting continues, police say they're following up on witness statements and information provided by Crimestoppers.
Susan continues her wait for answers about her son's murder while the family says they need help to pay for the unexpected funeral expenses.
They set up a GoFundMe account. Click here to donate.
They hope the public's generosity will help get them through this difficult time.
"If your heart is there. If it happened to your son or daughter, would you help?"