Preacher and father of five shot & killed on Detroit's west side

Posted at 4:53 AM, Dec 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-02 17:55:06-05

Detroit police are investigating after a father of five was shot and killed on the city's west side.

According to police, Anthony Taylor, 44, was shot and killed outside of a home in the 17200 block of Huntington. That's near McNichols and Outer Drive.

Police say Taylor was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time when somebody walked up and shot him multiple times, killing him. His father was also inside the home when the shooting happened.

We're told Taylor was a preacher at a church in the city and also worked at a drug rehab center. He was training to be a pastor.

Police tell 7 Action News they are interviewing a person of interest in connection with the murder. That person is not a suspect and not under arrest.