Just days after Mayor Duggan and Police Chief James Craig boasted about a reduction in crime in 2017, violence broke out Sunday.
The suspect was wanted in a 2006 murder case.
The father, in his mid-30s, was in critical condition after being shot in the back.
In May, Detroit Police Chief James Craig inexplicably stopped releasing public information on daily shootings, murders and other violent crimes, making it appear as if the city was safer than it is.
An adult soccer game in suburban Detroit turned deadly after one of the players fatally attacked the referee.
While a bulk of police resources were downtown, officers were called to at least three shootings, seven home invasions, three armed robberies, four arsons, a rape and numerous domestic assaults.
Fears of violence kept many people away from Detroit’s fireworks.
Police are investigating reports that prospective gang members plan to attack residents and unsuspecting officers during tonight’s fireworks in Detroit in a brazen escalation of the so-called “knockout game.”
The 24-year-old man who shot and killed a teenager at the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Detroit last month won’t be charged because he was acting in self-defense, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced today.
The teen was clinging to life after intervening in a racially charged argument.