1 arrested, 1 still on the run in fatal shooting near downtown Detroit protest

Posted at 6:54 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 07:11:15-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Police Department is searching for the man believed to be involved in the fatal shooting near a large protest in Detroit back in May.

Police say 19-year-old Tyjon Casaya-Scott Hites is believed to be the shooter in connection to the 21-year-old man that was shot and killed in the area of Randolph and Conner on May 29.

Police have arrested one person in connection to this crime, 22-year-old Omoni Bryant, who investigators believed is the alleged compliance of the shooter.

A warrant package was submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for both Hites and Bryant, according to DPD.
Bryant was arraigned Thursday and charged with 1 count of Accessory After the Fact To a Felony and 1 count of Weapons-Felony Firearm. Bryant received a bond for $10,000, 10%.

Tyjon Hites was charged with Homicide-Murder First Degree-Premediated and Weapons – Felony Firearm. Hites is not in custody and Detroit Police needs help locating him.

Through further investigation officers determine that there were two groups of individuals got into an argument and escalated into the suspect producing a weapon and firing shots striking the victim. After the shooting, the suspect fled.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit Police Department Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.