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Family of teen killed on New Year's Day wants killer brought to justice

First teen Detroit death recorded in 2021
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Posted at 10:56 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 23:27:25-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The family of a teen who was gunned down is pleading for the public's help to find his killer.

Kanarie Willis, 17, was shot and killed on New Year's Day on the 14500 block of Troester, according to Detroit police.

The fatal gunshots were fired around 8:30 a.m. Willis was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

There were eight teenagers murdered in 2020 and DPD says Willis is the first teen homicide this year.

If anyone has information pertaining to this crime, they are asked to please call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.