Several family members have identified the victims as Marshe Nash and Benson Harris. Detroit The couple who had two children together – their baby boy and a 1-month-old baby who is still in the hospital after an early delivery.
Detroit police said Nash was holding his 9-month-old son when the two men began shooting. Somehow the child narrowly escaped from the bullet. Police had initially said the child was in the back seat, but on Tuesday said that his mother had held him.
Police released surveillance footage showing moments up to the time Shooting When two men approached a silver car parked at a Marathon gas station in west Detroit and began firing on either side of it.
Detroit Police Chief James White and other investigators spoke during a 2 p.m. press conference with more details about the murder and to call witnesses or anyone who identifies the suspects in the photo below, Detroit Police or To contact Crimestoppers.
“This crime is just unspeakable and a 9-month-old girl lost her parents,” White said.
White called it a “target hit”, saying it was not an accidental act of violence. He did not elaborate further.
Community organizer Malik Shabaz also spoke and urged someone to do the right thing and come forward.
“Somebody knows, someone always knows,” said Shabaz. “Black people out there, we’re not trying to shut anyone up. This is behavior. It’s unacceptable.”
The victims received several bullets during the ambush.
This happened around 9 pm on Monday night at a green light site near Ashton and West Warren, close to the Southfield Freeway.
Police have not released information on a motive, saying only that the couple was targeted.
White released details of the two suspects, both slim black men. He said one of the men was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red stripe, black sweatpants with a red stripe and dark colored shoes. The other person was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, black sweatpants with a white stripe, and light-colored shoes.
White said detectives are working on the investigation round-the-clock and asking anyone in the community to come forward by calling Detroit Police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-SPEC-UP.
Both Benson’s mother and her uncle were shocked by the news. He described the couple as really nice people who cared about their kids and focused on bringing them up in the right way.
Apart from the video footage, investigators hope that the photographs released by the police will help in getting the two men into custody soon.
Both were wearing black hoodies with black pants. One of the suspects may also have red stripes or detailing under his pants.