Police search for suspect in fatal March shooting at Detroit wellness center

Posted at 6:00 AM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 11:46:06-04

DETROIT, MI (WXYZ) — Police are asking for the community's help to locate a suspect in connection to a fatal March shooting at a wellness center in Detroit.

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Detroit police they are searching for 21-year-old Demetres Nathaniel Johnson.

Police say the incident happened on March 30 around 1 p.m. at the Team Wellness Center on Mack Avenue. Police say a man came to the wellness center and was asked to leave. He later returned and an altercation took place.

A security guard was killed in the shooting; he has been identified as Diante' Davis. Diante' was a father of two boys with a baby on the way.

A friend and co-worker of Diante' calls the shooting senseless.

"He did not deserve this right here, not at all," Andre Davis said. "Man if I could turn back the hands of time and be here with him I would. It usually be me with any crisis. It's me, Te', and the rest of the people trying to protect the homeless."

Andre and Diante' worked together for four years at Team Wellness. Davis says they were like brothers.

"I love him. I can't even - no fake love. I love that boy. That's my guy," Davis said.

Team Wellness released a statement saying they were "shocked and saddened by the events that took place."

Police say if anyone recognizes Johnson or has any information regarding the shooting, they are asked to call 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.