DETROIT (WXYZ) - A 6-year-old boy is still fighting for his life after a 7-hour-long surgery at Children's Hospital. Doctors were treating him for head trauma after a hit-and-run incident on Detroit's east side Wednesday morning.
Police say they were called to St. Clair and E Warren at 6:50 a.m. When they arrived, the mother of DeShaun White said her son and been hit and the driver took off.
Tamira White, DeShaun’s Aunt says she was at work at the time the accident happened. Her sister-in-law called her screaming. “She kept telling me my baby had been hit, my baby was hit,” she said.
DeShaun's older brother, DeeAngelo said he was asleep on the couch and heard screams.
He said when he walked outside he saw his mother cradling his baby brother in her arms screaming. His brother wasn't moving.
"Only thing he was doing was barely breathing,” said DeeAngelo.
A neighbor nearby said she saw the driver stop and get out of the car, “The driver looked like a she,” Ebony Richardson said. “She just got out and checked and then took off.”
Surveillance video shows that the suspect's vehicle is a newer silver 4-door sedan with a sunroof.
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