Killer Still At Large 11 Years After Gunning Down Detroit Teen

WWJ News
December 07, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Tarnia McCurrie

Tarnia McCurrie (photo: Crime Stoppers)


DETROIT (WWJ) - A Detroit family is asking for the public's help in finding the gunman who murdered a teenage girl 11 years ago on the city's east side.

Seventeen-year-old Tarnia McCurrie was killed in a drive-by shooting in the early hours of October 10th, 2008 on the city's east side. Investigators say shots were fired from a red vehicle as is drove past Tarnia's home in the 9200 block of McKinney.

Tarnia's mother, Latrina McCurrie, is hopeful some new information will help close the case.

"It's been very hard. Sometimes I can't sleep at night, wishing my baby was here with me and my other children," McCurrie confessed. "She got killed at the age of 17 and I buried her on her eighteenth birthday. She would have been 29."

McCurrie says investigators are hot on the tail of a suspect, but she didn't elaborate. 

"Turn yourself in because we know where you're at, we know where you live," she said.

A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered in the case. Anyone with information is asked to submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.