DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old on the city's east side.
According to family members, Devean Wilson is the teen who was shot and killed. They say he was supposed to start summer school today.
Investigators say around 6 o'clock Wednesday morning, Wilson and at least one other suspect broke into a home on Camden near Gratiot and Connor. Police say there was gunfire exchanged between the suspects and someone at the home on Camden. Investigators believe Wilson was shot, but managed to steal a Yukon Denali from the driveway. They say Wilson's friend then found that SUV a few miles away with Wilson inside. Police believe that friend dragged Wilson out of the SUV and then set the SUV on fire.
The Detroit Fire Department got a call about a car fire at Philip and Waveney. When they arrived, the Yukon Denali was on fire and they discovered Wilson's body in the grass nearby.
Jeanetta Irving says she's Deaven Wilson's sister. "He wasn't no bad person… kids make mistakes... that still gives nobody no reason to shoot and kill him like that," says Irving.
At this point, it's not clear who shot Wilson. The people who live at the home on Camden didn't want to go on camera, but tell Action News they did not fire any shots. Detroit police say no suspects are in custody, but they are questioning two witnesses.