Mom pleads for information in murder of her 5-year-old girl

Posted at 5:45 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 08:40:48-05

"No one in today's world, or any environment, earns respect for doing something as terrible as this," said Michigan State Police Trooper Diondre Doaks who is part a task force that is investigating the murder of little Izabella Coleman. 

The five-year-old girl was sleeping in bed with her mother on September 14, 2018, when a gunman walked into their home on Lyndon Street near Evergreen on Detroit's west side and opened fire on both of them. 

Doaks said 14 shots were fired. Izabella was killed. Her mother was critically injured and survived. 

"She did have a little brother and how do you explain that they don't have a sister anymore," said a tearful Dejiza Coleman at the offices for Crime Stoppers of Michigan, pleading for information in the case. 

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest. 

"If the tip is received by midnight of today's press conference, an additional $1,000 will be added, raising the total to $3,500," said Crime Stoppers spokesperson Dindi Maloney.

Click on the video to hear from Izabella's mother and police. 

Anyone who calls Crime Stoppers will remain 100% anonymous, and they do not wait for convictions before paying out the rewards. 

Call 1-800-SPEAK-UP.