Man, woman holding her baby killed in Detroit gas station ambush, child unhurt

Detroit Police said a woman who was one of two gunned down during a gas station ambush Monday night was holding her 9-month-old son in her arms when she was killed.

Police are pleading for information that leads to the arrest of two men responsible for a gas station ambush Monday evening that ended with the tragic death of 22-year-old Benson Harris-Lindsey and 22-year-old Marshae Nash.

The two were sitting in a car at a Marathon Gas Station around 8:30 Monday night when two men ran up and opened fire on their car, killing them both.

Harris-Lindsey's mom, Candice Lindsay, was in deep grief Tuesday afternoon.

"He was all I had. The only child God gave me," Candice said. "I'm not saying he was good or perfect. All I'm saying is there was no way to hurt this life - whatever he did."

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According to police, Marshae was holding the couple's 9-month-old son, Braylon, in her arms.

Police released surveillance footage showing the moments leading up to the shooting when two men approached a silver car parked at a Marathon gas station in west Detroit and began firing on both sides of it. 

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Police Chief James White called it a miracle that the baby wasn't hurt

"I can't even imagine what the families are going through. Our thoughts and prayers with the family. You have two families they have to bury to 22-year-olds," White said. "You've got a 9-month-old that at some point has to be told what happened."

White called it a targeted hit and is calling on witnesses or anyone who recognizes the suspects in the photo below to contact Detroit Police or CrimeStoppers.

"This crime is just unspeakable and a 9-month-old lost her parents," said White.

Harris-Lindsey's grandmother, Virgena Simpson, said the family doesn't know what her grandson could have possibly done to have been killed in such a heinous way.

"We don't know what he was into, not for real. We know he was working and he was trying to take care of those kids. But I don't know who did it or why they would do it," Simpson said.

She called the shooters weak and that both of them didn't deserve to be killed.