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17-year-old mother found shot to death in Eastpointe home

Leaves behind 6-week-old daughter
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Posted at 5:50 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 14:21:14-04

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 17-year-old mother was found fatally shot at an Eastpointe home Wednesday, police say.

The Eastpointe Police Department says officers and fire crews responded to a home on the 23000 block of Rein Avenue between 9 Mile and Stephens around 4 p.m.

Police discovered Kira Seymour, the mother of a 6-week-old baby girl, had suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Seymour, a Roseville resident, was visiting her boyfriend and father of the baby at his home on Rein when the shooting occurred. He is the person of interest police took into custody, according to Seymour's mother.

Rayquan Taylor, her boyfriend, was charged in the shooting of Kira.

He was charged with homicide - manslaughter, two counts of felony firearm and homicide - manslaughter - death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice.

Relatives have set up a GoFundMe page for support in the wake of Kira's death. She is survived by her 6-week-old daughter Laylah.

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Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Police say they are presenting the case to Macomb County prosecutor's office Friday for review.