Shooting victim tells cops who shot him in his dying breaths, officers searching for murder suspect

shooting victim tells cops his friend shot him before dying man also shot girlfriend earlier in evening
Source: Michigan Department of Corrections, Mega

Aug. 19 2021, Published 11:22 a.m. ET

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A shooting victim in Michigan identified his lifelong friend as the shooter to police in his dying breath and now officers are hunting for the suspect.

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Around 4:00 a.m. on Aug. 13, a 911 call was made stating an individual had been shot, according to the Farmington Hills Police Department. The suspect fled before police arrived.

At the scene, paramedics and police provided aid to the victim, DeJuan White, 40, before being taken to an area hospital where he died, officials said.

Before passing away, White told officers that his lifelong friend, Kevin Curtis Moore, 43, was the shooter and now police have called Moore the shooting suspect.

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About an hour before the fatal shooting, police believe Moore was involved in a non-fatal shooting of his girlfriend in Detroit, who remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds.


Moore is considered armed and dangerous and authorities said they believe he is traveling in a dark green 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer with a Michigan license plate EKS 0786.

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In a press conference, and reported by The Detroit News, U.S. Marshal deputy Aaron Garcia said, “At this point, we have no reason to believe he ditched that vehicle.”

Garcia added, “We know he has contacts and a lot of friends throughout the country. So this may turn out to be a nationwide manhunt instead of just the state of Michigan.”

Officials have not said what the suspect’s motives were for the shootings, but Moore has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder and felony use of a firearm, as well as violating probation.

Since Moore is still at large, Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offering a reward of up to $6,500, with the U.S. Marshals Service adding an additional $1,500 reward, police said.

If you have any details, please call Crime Stoppers at (800) SPEAK-UP (773-2587).


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