On Friday June 28th, 2019, at approximately 10:55pm, at the BP Gas Station at 7 Mile and Telegraph roads, the now jailed suspect entered the location and fired several shots that hit a 13-year old boy and a 23-year old man.
The family of the 13-year-old boy, who is identified as Damarian Johnson, is grateful to have the shooter behind bars but that does not stop the bedside vigil that they are having to hold in the hospital while they wait to see if the boy will respond to procedures that he is having to endure.
Damarian is currently in very critical condition. He has severe damage to the left side of his brain.
He just graduated from the 8th grade. The young boy is fighting hard for his life. The family is asking for everyone to pray for Damarian as he continues to try and recover from this senseless act of violence. At this time it is a wait and see situation of how he will respond to medical procedures.
Currently there is no information as to what lead up to the shooting of the two innocent victims.
The suspect went to a Detroit Police Station Saturday morning and turned himself after he learned that his photo was on the news and spread widely across the internet. Many in the community knew that if enough pressure were placed on the gunman, he would turn up one way or another. This shooting has struck a very particular negative cord with the community.
A prayer service is planned for this evening, Saturday June 29th, at the BP Gas Station where the shooting took place. It is planned for 8:00PM at 7 Mile and Telegraph Road. This not a candle light vigil but a prayer gathering for the innocent victims.
If anyone has information pertaining to this violent crime, they are asked to please call Detroit Police Eighth Precinct at 596-5840 or 1-800-Speak Up.