Man found shot to death on Detroit's east side

Posted at 4:34 AM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 12:28:33-04

5:40 a.m.

Family at the scene tells 7 Action News that the victim is 33-year-old Christopher Marcilis.

His cousin said the family was shocked to get the phone call early this morning. 

"Nobody want to wake up to that call," said Squanato Walter. "It's a messed up feeling." 

5:14 a.m.

A man was found shot to death on Detroit's east side this morning. 

It happened near Chester Street and Neff Avenue, not far from I-94 and Moross.

The man's body was found in an alley near a furniture store. A car was found near the body with several bullet holes.

A group of employees who were leaving work around 2:30 a.m. tell us they walked up on a standoff between two men. That group ran back into the bar and then heard dozens of gunshots.

The victim's name has not yet been released. 

We'll have live reports from the scene all morning long.