24-HOUR MAJOR CRIME SUMMARY REPORT
March 7, 2013 – 6:01 a.m. to March 8, 2013 – 6:00 a.m.
NOTE: The following summaries are allegations of incidents that have been reported and are under investigation.
Thursday, 03/07/13 – 9:33 a.m.
In the 11300 block of Coyle, two female victims, ages 25 and 20, one male victim, 24, were discovered inside the dwelling, deceased. The victims had received gunshot wounds to their bodies.
Known suspect: Black male.
The Homicide Unit will be handling this investigation (Telephone Number: 313-596-2260)
For additional information, please contact the Office of Public Information at 313-596-2200.
RELEASE DATE: March 9, 2013
SUSPECT ARRESTED FOR TRIPLE HOMICIDE
DETROIT- The Comprehensive Violence Reduction Partnership (CVRP) team arrested a 21-year-old male, in connection to the triple homicide that occurred on the cityâ€™s westside.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a citizen called the Emergency 9-1-1for â€œShots Being Firedâ€? in the 11900 block of Coyle. Detroit Police responded, investigated and found no problems.
On March 7, 2013, around 9:30 a.m., an Emergency 9-1-1 was received for â€œVictims found shot inside a house” located in the 11300 block of Coyle. Detroit Police arrived on the scene and discovered two females, ages 20 and 25, and one male victim, 24, inside the dwelling, deceased.
Itâ€™s alleged that the male suspect entered the dwelling and fired shots, striking the victims in their bodies. He then fled from the location.
Homicide Investigators began to aggressively hunt for information at the triple fatal shooting scene, which continued throughout the day. Due to a meticulous investigation by the Homicide Investigators, the suspect was identified. The CVPR team picked up the trail, and began the search for the suspect. As they gathered pertinent information, the whereabouts of the suspect was developed, and the CVPR team apprehended the suspect on the westside of the city on March 7, around 8:15 p.m.
The investigators report has been submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
The Comprehensive Violence Reduction Partnership is comprised of members ‘sfrom the Detroit Police Department; Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives; Michigan State Police; and the Michigan Department of Corrections.
â€œThis just exemplies the good police work that occurs everyday by our officersâ€? said Chief Chester L. Logan. â€œThe closure of this case is just one of many which illustrate the dedication and diligence exemplified by members of the Detroit Police Department and our law enforcement partners.â€?
RELEASE DATE: March 10, 2013
HOMICIDE SUSPECT TURNS HIMSELF IN
DETROIT-The Detroit Police sought assistance from the public in locating Antowan Stitts (25), who was wanted for committing a murder, and a concerned citizen stepped up.
On September 12, 2011, at 3:00 a.m., the Detroit Fire Department responded to a vacant garage fire, located in the 20300 block of Barlow.
After the fire was extinguished, a male’s body was discovered. The victim, (20), was identified and the cause of death was determined to be
homicide. The Detroit Police Homicide Investigators conducted a meticulous and thorough investigation, identifying Stitts as the person wanted for this homicide. The investigators report was submitted for review, and a warrant was signed, charging Defendant Stitts with murder.
The Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team developed information and was searching the metropolitan Detroitarea for Defendant Stitts, since the warrant had been signed.
On Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013, the Detroit Police Department issued a news release requesting assistance from the public; on Thursday, March 7, a citizen contacted the Homicide unit, and provided information.
On Friday, Mar. 8, Defendant Stitts went to a Detroit Police Department’s Precinct and turned himself in. On March 9, Defendant Stitts was arraigned on a felony charge of Murder- 1st degree.
He was remanded to the Wayne County Jail, and his next court date has been scheduled for Mar. 20, at 1:30 p.m.
“Working together is the solution,” said Chief Chester L. Logan. Our Homicide Investigators do outstanding work, but citizens’ involvement is an important link that is needed to assisting us with solving most criminal cases.”