Thursday, August 6, 2020

Man is charged in shooting death of Wayne teen

Robert Shoats
Wayne police have arrested a suspect in connection with a
fatal shooting that took place in the city last Wednesday,
According to police, officers were called to the area of Richard and Fourth streets at about 6 p.m. July 29 following reports of a man suffering a gunshot wound. Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered Kaleb Parish, 18, suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. He was immediately transported by Wayne paramedics to a local hospital for treatment but did not survive his injuries and died on Sunday, Aug. 2, according to official reports.
Police have arrested Robert Shoats, 19, of Wayne who was initially charged with discharge of a weapon in a building causing serious impairment and felony firearm.

Kaleb Parish
At his Aug. 2 arraignment on those charges before a magistrate in 34th District Court in Romulus, he was ordered held in police custody in lieu of $50,000 or 10-percent bond.
Following the death of Parish, those charges will be revised to include the homicide, police said.
Shoats’ next court date is Aug. 11 at the 29th District Court in Wayne.
A GoFundMe page to help the family of the deceased teen has been started by his sister.
The investigation into the shooting remains active, police said.
 Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Wayne Police Department at (734) 721-1414.