(WXYZ) - The family of 61-year-old Calvin Robinson has been by his bedside since he was shot in the head while trying to help a teenager who had been robbed near the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.
But several days later, frustration began to build on top of their pain when they could not reach an investigator on the case and no one from the Detroit Police Department had come to the hospital to let them know if there had been an arrest or even that they were working on it.
"I want to know something is being done," said Calvin's wife, Sharon Robinson. "Seems you would say something to the family."
Action News contacted the head of the Detroit Police Homicide Unit, Inspector Dwane Blackmon, who said their heavy caseload has his investigators busy around the clock, but admitted that contact should have been made with Sharon Robinson.
Blackmon says the department is working to improve communications between police and victims, or their families.
In a few weeks, volunteers, specially trained through the Citizens Police Academy, will begin assisting victims and their families with a variety of issues that may arise during the course of an investigation.
Detroit Police officials say anyone having problems trying to contact an investigator, or wishing to find out more about becoming a citizen police volunteer, should call (313) 596-2200 from 9:00 am - 6:30 pm.
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