Detroit's Most Wanted: Curtis Cox is accused of killing his own cousin

Posted at 10:31 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 23:24:42-04

This week's Detroit’s Most Wanted is a well-connected fugitive accused of killing a member of his own family.

Curtis Cox is accused of killing his own cousin, yet the U.S. Marshals say he’s being hidden by members of the River Rouge community.

Now, they’re turning up the heat on him and anyone who may be helping the dangerous fugitive.

“In 2015 Curtis Cox was with his cousin,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia said. “They get in an argument over a gun, who’s gonna have the gun.”

That argument over a gun in a River Rouge alley ended with Cox’s cousin dead on the ground.

“Cox retrieves the weapon and he shoots his cousin right in the chest and kills him,” Garcia said.

The U.S. Marshals say it didn’t take much to set the 20-year-old off.

It happened in November 2015 and Cox has been on the run ever since.

“He has ties to Lincoln Park, Downriver, you know he has a child, he has close friends in that River Rouge community, they’re all tight,” Garcia said.

Which is why the Marshals are turning up the heat on the people helping the suspected killer.

“When we find them helping him out, we know they’re harboring him or giving him a safe haven, they’re going to be charged,” he said.

Curtis Cox is 5’8”, 165 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous.

“He’s a young punk kid, he’s hanging out, he’s jumping around,” Garcia said. “Street guy, young kid, knows a ton of people on the street, has a bunch of loyal friends who are helping hiding him out,” Garcia said.

The Marshals say it’s not too late to do the right thing and turn Curtis Cox in and there’s a cash reward for information leading to his arrest.

You can call them anytime at 313-234-5656 and remain anonymous.