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Suspect in fatal shooting near Detroit protest arrested in Louisiana

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 10:58:16-04

(WXYZ) — The suspect wanted in connection to a fatal shooting during a protest in downtown Detroit has been arrested.

19-year-old Tyjon Casaya-Scott Hites was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Monroe, Louisiana.

On May 29, a 21-year-old man was shot and killed in the area of Randolph and Conner during a large protest.

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.

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.