Police following new leads in death of 6-month-old Miracle Murray
DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit police are following new leads, hoping to quickly capture the suspect they believe killed an infant in Detroit on Saturday.
DPD Chief James Craig said the investigation into the drive-by shooting death of 6-month-old Miracle Murray is taking new turns.
"We do have two in custody that we're interviewing," he said.
Murray was one of three babies playing in the front yard of a house on Winthrop Street when an older model silver Saturn started circling the block.
Police said there were three men inside and at some point, shots were fired at the children ages 4, 6, and 11 months. Murray was pronounced dead at the hospital.
A 24-year-old man who was watching them was also shot, but is expected to survive.
"You seen that there was kids out here and you still decided to shoot fire?" Miracle's cousin Tia Murray said of the shooters. "You didn't care if you killed anybody."
Just a few hours after the shooting, police arrested the driver and the front seat passengers of the Saturn, Christopher Long Jr. and Jose Jackson.
Jackson is also believed to be connected to the shooting of a 3-year-old girl last Easter morning. He was arrested, but later released.
"Investigation is still very early, so we're kind of going in another direction, but we do have two in custody and we're pursuing him," Craig said.
The third suspect, police believe was seated in the back seat of the car had a semi-automatic gun, and exited the vehicle during the drive-by shooting.