Killed – Boy – Jeremiah Davis (Dearborn Heights, MI)

Jeremiah Davis

DEARBORN HEIGHTS — An 11-year-old boy who was shot in the head by a teen died Nov. 26, two days after he was shot.

The child was shot Nov. 24 at a residence in the 5600 block of Kingsbury. Police believe the shooting was accidental.

The boy was taken to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit.

Police believe a 15-year-old boy, whose mother dates the dead boy’s father, shot the 11-year-old with a revolver.

The boys reportedly were close and the shooting appears to have happened while they were playing with the gun.

The 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty to manslaughter after shooting 11-year-old Jeremiah Davis on Nov. 24, 2013 at his father’s house in Dearborn Heights. The Press & Guide does not name minors involved in the juvenile justice system.

Jeremiah Davis was taken to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and died two days later from the effects of a gunshot wound to his head. His mother believes the teen knew what he was doing when he held the gun to her son’s head.

His mother, Cassandra Davis, said she’s appalled the teen will be free after just a few years under the state’s juvenile sentencing guidelines.

HEIGHTS — The teen charged with accidently shooting and killing an 11-year-old boy last year has been sentenced to at least two years in a secure juvenile facility.

The sentence was given by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Karen Braxton last Monday.


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