Person of interest in custody in murder of Detroit mom, appeared in court shortly before murder

A person of interest in a Detroit murder, in connection with the shooting and killing a mom at her home after she dropped her kids off at school, has been arrested in St. Clair Shores.

David Hammond, 45, was arrested Thursday in St. Clair Shores, according to Detroit Police. Hammond was wanted for the brutal murder of a woman in front of her home on Detroit's east side.

Detroit Police said a tip led to Hammond's arrest.

The murder happened in the 16900 block of Carlisle Street Wednesday morning after she dropped off her kids at school.

"As she pulled into her driveway, she was approached by a suspect, from behind by a suspect, and shot to death in her driveway," said Detroit Police Chief James White.

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Investigators haven’t said why this happened, but say Hammond had a relationship with the victim.

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Hammond’s court records reveal a long criminal past, which includes arson, assault with a deadly weapon, and domestic violence. He appeared in court Wednesday morning on those same charges shortly before police said he killed her and had been out on a personal bond since 2019.

David Hammond

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