Cash Reward Offered In Case Of Man Killed On Motorcycle In Detroit

Crime Stoppers is offering $2,500 for tips that lead to an arrest.

WWJ News
September 12, 2019 - 8:24 pm

Photos: Crime Stoppers of Michigan


DETROIT (WWJ) -- A family is pleading for justice, seeking tips that lead to the arrest of the man police say killed a loved one back in July.

Authorities say 31-year-old Herman Walters was riding his orange Harley Road Glide motorcycle just after midnight on July 28 when he was killed. Walters, known to many as "Rocky" was headed southbound on the Southfield Service Drive near W. Davison on the city's west side when he was struck from behind by a car traveling at a very high rate of speed, according to police.

Walters was then dragged by the vehicle and died as a result of his injuries.

The suspect fled the scene and his vehicle was later recovered by police. The suspect has been identified as 37-year-old Daniel Drvell Cook, aka Daniel Drvell Pickett. Police have issued a warrant for his arrest and Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to his arrest.

Cook is described as a black male, standing 5-foot-9, approximately 160 lbs. He has brown eyes, black hair and black facial hair, with a very noticeable bald spot on his chin.


A press conference was held Thursday, with Walters' family begging for answers. Walters, a graduate of Wayne Memorial High School in Wayne, Mich., went on to study criminal justice at Schoolcraft Community College. His family says he had a love for motorcycles and was very mechanically inclined, which led him to become a service advisor at Victory Honda. 

Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP or on the Crime Stoppers website.  All tipsters will remain anonymous and rewards are paid when an arrest is made -- Crime Stoppers does not wait for a conviction.