Detroit police: Man questioned after 3-year-old boy fatally shot

DETROIT — Detroit police say a man is being questioned after a 3-year-old boy died after being shot in the face inside an apartment.

Assistant Chief Arnold Williams told reporters the child was shot about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on the city's east side and was taken to a hospital, where he died. The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation.

Police identified the 22-year-old boyfriend of the child's mother as a person of interest, saying he left the scene of the shooting after handing over the wounded child to EMS. Officer Dan Donakowski says Thursday morning that the man later turned himself in.

Williams says the child's mother and a 1-year-old child also were at the apartment at the time of the shooting. He says a gun wasn't found at the apartment.

© 2017 Associated Press


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