2 Suspects Arrested In Shooting Of UM-Dearborn Student-Athlete In Detroit

A 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were taken into custody.

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November 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm

KaBria Arnold (photo: GoFundMe)

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DETROIT (WWJ) -- Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of University of Michigan Dearborn student-athlete KaBria Arnold earlier this month on the city's west side.

At a press conference Tuesday, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said a 24-year-old woman was arrested in the early morning hours Monday and a 28-year-old man, believed to be the shooter, was taken into custody late Tuesday morning.

Arnold, 20, was gunned down around 11:40 p.m. on Nov. 10 and left for dead. Her body was found with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the ground near a truck at Pilgrim and Bentler Streets. Police say Arnold had just left work at the Meijer at Grand River Avenue and McNichols Road, just blocks away from where she was shot.

Craig said Tuesday the investigation is still ongoing, but believes the case involves domestic issues of some sort.

"If you can’t control your emotions and your emotions are going to erupt into a situation that becomes deadly, do know that this department is relentless and we’ll continue to work as hard as we can to locate you and take you into custody," Craig said.

Arnold was a public health major who wanted to become a registered nurse and a pitcher on the U-M Dearborn softball team. She leaves behind her mother, father, three sisters and four nieces. A GoFundMe page to help the family has raised more than $23,000 to help with a funeral and other expenses.