Suspected Killer Calls Victim's Parents After Double Murder

WWJ News
December 12, 2019 - 6:43 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Police say two men were found shot to death in Detroit after the alleged killer called one of the victims' parents following the murders. 

The incident happened early Thursday morning at a home in the 11700 block of Manor, near Plymouth and Meyers roads on the city's west side. 

According to police, the 44-year-old suspect called the parents of one of the victims, which prompted them to go to the home. The parents looked around and nothing seemed out of place, they thought the two victims were sleeping, so they left and returned to their home. The victim's sister thought something seemed suspicious about the situation, so she called police to check the house.

Officers had to force entry to the home. When confronted, the suspect threw a gun into another room and surrendered, telling the officers he "had to do it."

The victims, a 42-year-old man and a 59-year old man, were both found shot in the head and declared dead at the scene. 

The victims and the suspect are said to be related, though their exact relationship wasn't specified. All three men lived in the home together. 

The weapon was recovered, police said, and the suspect was taken to the Detroit Detention Center. 

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 313-596-5240 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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