'Groom-to-be' shot and killed outside liquor store on Detroit's east side

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A.J. Shackleford was supposed to be getting married in two months, but hours after the 32-year-old was fitted for his tuxedo, he was shot and killed.

"My brother was a good brother. Never did nothing to nobody. He always came around here and everybody knew him," said Mike Williams, Shackleford's brother.

The shooting happened Saturday night around 9:00 outside a liquor store on East Warren and Pennsylvania on Detroit's east side.

Detroit Police describe the liquor store as a "haven for drinking" and other problems.

Shackleford was reportedly shot in the head and died on the sidewalk.

A large crowd, that included many of Shackleford's friends and relatives, gathered around the crime scene as police were beginning their investigation to find his killer.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Detroit Police Homicide investigators at (313) 596-2260.



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