Search for suspect in murder of musician

Posted at 5:48 PM, Dec 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 17:52:04-05

Detroit police are searching for the suspects in a carjacking in Detroit that left a musician and father of three dead on Christmas Eve.

According to police, it happened around 9:30 p.m. on Gratiot just south of 7 Mile on Detroit's east side. Police say two suspects ordered the man out of his car and shot him several times.

We're told Anthony Tolson, 33, is the man who was killed. His gray Chevy Trailblazer is still missing.

Tolson had just finished playing bass guitar at a service at Central Baptist Church and was driving to see his kids when the carjacking happened.

According to police, Tolson's car was found burned on Saturday night near Grand River and Grand Blvd. on the city's west side. That's about 10 miles away from where the carjacking occurred.

His bass guitar and Christmas gifts for his children were still inside. 

Fifty pastors and ministers gathered at Central Baptist to demand justice for Tolson's murder on Monday.

Police are searching for two men caught on surveillance video. Police believe it shows the suspects moments before Tolson's murder.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for Tolson's funeral.