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Posted on Mon, Jul 26, 2010 : 4:07 p.m.

Sheriff's detectives arrest man sought in connection with Sunday's fatal shooting in Ypsilanti Township

By Staff

Washtenaw County sheriff's detectives arrested a man this afternoon who was wanted for questioning in Sunday's fatal shooting.

Sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson said in a release that Michael Deshawn Crockett was taken into custody a short time ago. He was wanted in connection with the 4 p.m. fatal shooting of Chris King near the Kmart on Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti Township.

Additional information regarding his apprehension will be released soon, the release said,

Polie said King was shot after a fight with two men, but the nature of the fight isn't known.

Check back for updates to this story.



Mon, Jul 26, 2010 : 7:09 p.m.

This is so tragic my thoughts go out to the family.My daughter went to school with the victims.What is happening with our kids now adays they all seem to have so much anger..It seems like they don't think or care who they hurt as long as they get even...I wish we could all come together to try and make things better. God bless the family of the victim and god bless everyone... I pray we don't lose anymore of our kids to this senseless violence.


Mon, Jul 26, 2010 : 6:35 p.m.

My Sympathies to the family of the deceased young man. It is such a waste of human potential for both. @Mark Hergott: You are so right. This is not a black or white problem, but a community problem. The vast majority of these kids who commit these senseless acts of violence are African American kids. With that said, it is critically important for the African American community to step forth and take responsibility for them by giving them the type of directions and nurturing they so desperately need in order to learn to value each other as worthy human being. I guarantee you, this will happen again before the end of the summer or within the near future and we will be once again lamenting the fact as to why these young people are doing what they are doing. There are volumes of sociological theories, studies and explanations that will explain this phenomenon but it's no mystery why and the solution is not complicated as long as you have a community that values the life of its young people and the potential they offer for the future. Until the African American community step up to the place on behalf of these young people we will continue to have these types of tragedies or a high population of youth who are jail or prison bound. We are losing to much human potential to.........


Mon, Jul 26, 2010 : 5:34 p.m.

These kids were 20 years prayers go out to both families. These guys should be just beginning their lives. I understand times are hard right now, for everyone. Being young and trying to find a way is difficult. If teenagers and young people could only see past the immediate situation. Go to school, educate yourself, get your friends to go to school. There is more to life than being tuff. I wish young men understood, prison is no place for a human being to spend their life. So, so, sad.


Mon, Jul 26, 2010 : 4:20 p.m.

Chris King is dead. Michael Deshawn Crockett's life for all intents and purposes is over. Two human beings have been stolen from our community because of a stupid reason. Any reason to kill another is a stupid reason. This isn't a black problem. This isn't a white problem. This is OUR problem, and we need to get together and work together to fix this.