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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mysterious, Anonymous Detroit News Story About Arrest of Triple Shooting Suspect, Nasir Banks

By Nicholas Stix

Isn’t the following story missing some things, like:

What relationship, if any, obtains between the suspect and the vics?
What motive the suspect had?
The suspect’s criminal record, of lack thereof?
The vics’ criminal records, of lack thereof?

No wonder this is an anonymous posting; I wouldn’t want to sign my name to it, either. Or is the story so lacking, and unsigned, because the Detroit News staff has reason to fear telling it properly?

 

Suspect arrested in Detroit triple shooting in November
By The Detroit News
December 28, 2011 at 10:37 p.m.

A suspect faced charges Wednesday stemming from a November shooting that left two men dead and critically injured another on the city's east side, police said.

Nasir Banks, 33, was arraigned on two counts of first-degree murder; one count of assault with intent to murder; one count of felony firearm; and one count of felon in possession of a firearm. He was remanded to the Wayne County Jail, and his next exam date is scheduled for Feb. 5.

Investigators believe Banks opened fire at a suspected drug den in the 20500 block of Schoenherr, where three men were found shot on Nov. 30.

Two were fatally wounded: Kalvin Turner, 20, and Keith High, 28. A 25-year-old was critically injured but survived.

After obtaining a warrant, the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Banks on Monday in the 12600 block of East Seven Mile, on the city's east side.

"Due to the excellent police work of the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team, our homicide investigators were able to close this case within one month," Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. said in a statement. "I hope that their good work has helped bring some closure to these families."

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