Homicide suspect found dead

By: Mark Vest | Farmington Press | Published December 3, 2021

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FARMINGTON HILLS — On Oct. 6, Farmington Hills Police Department detectives learned from the Detroit Police Department that they had located a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer wanted in connection with a homicide that took place in Farmington Hills Aug. 13.

The suspect vehicle was found unoccupied in a parking lot in the area of Larned and Shelby streets in Detroit.

Shortly after the recovery of the vehicle, Farmington Hills police detectives, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, contacted the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office and inquired if any unidentified persons had been found around the time of the homicide in Farmington Hills in August.

Detectives were advised that the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office had an unidentified male who matched the description of a suspect in the homicide.

On Oct. 7, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed for Farmington Hills detectives that they had positively identified the individual, age 43, who was wanted for killing DeJuan White in the 35000 block of Concord Lane, near 12 Mile Road and Drake Road, Aug. 13.

Officers had responded to the location on Concord Lane shortly after 4 a.m., after a 911 call was made from the residence advising that an individual had been shot.

The suspects fled prior to the officers’ arrival.

Police officers and Farmington Hills Fire Department paramedics provided aid to White, who was 40 years old. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

Farmington Hills detectives notified White’s family of the recent events.

Detectives also confirmed that the suspect’s family has been notified of his death.

“I would like to acknowledge the men and women of the Farmington Hills Police Department and say thank you for all of their hard work and dedication while investigating and bringing this case to a conclusion,” Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King stated in a press release. “My personal appreciation is extended to the agents and task force officers of the Detroit Office of the U.S. Marshals Service, and Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and Special Weapons and Tactics Team, for all their tireless work and assistance. I would also like to thank Crime Stoppers for their support. We pray that all those affected by this tragedy can now move forward, knowing that the person responsible has been found and is no longer a danger.”

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