Unknown Paige Stalker Killer- Michigan- 2014 Jan 7, 2015 1:04:32 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jan 7, 2015 1:04:32 GMT -5
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The mother of a 16-year-old girl shot dead after her friends allegedly got out their car to smoke marijuana on 'the wrong side of town' has issued an emotional appeal for details.
Paige Stalker, top of her class at Detroit's University Liggett School, was in a car with her best friend and three strangers on December 22 on her way home to watch a movie when the group pulled over to smoke.
They were accosted by an armed man who told them they were in the 'wrong part of town' then opened fire as they tried to drive away - killing Paige instantly and leaving a 15-year-old boy in critical condition.
Today, Paige's mother Jennifer Stalker implored witnesses of the attack on the east side of Detroit to contact police.
Paige died though the group sped to a nearby hospital, Local 4 reported.
Passenger Demetrius Herndon and the female driver, both 16, have been discharged from hospital and a 17-year-old female passenger was unharmed.
'We re-interviewed the victims and got a little bit more information, accurate information,' Adam Madera, a Detroit police spokesman, told Local 4. 'We now are working under the assumption that it possibly was an attempted robbery gone wrong.'
Herndon told Local 4 of the shooting 'We hurried up and turned on the car and we did a U-turn, rode up some grass and hit a tree. Then, he shot the side of the car.
'He shot the girl in the head, shot Donald in the arm and shot me in my arm.'
Earlier, Detroit Police Chief James Craig told Local 4 'We do not believe this was a random attack. We're still working very hard to find out what took place.
'Candidly, there has been some challenges for us in terms of the accounts of what's taken place. So, we're asking for full cooperation.'
Madera told The Detroit Free Press that between 25 and 30 shell casings were recovered from where the shooting took place.
The teenagers earlier claimed to search for a passenger's brother and claimed to be going to a movie theater, police told the newspaper.
Stalker attended University Liggett School, was on the honor roll and played lacrosse, The Detroit Free Press reported.
Stalker's classmate Alexander Minanov told the newspaper 'It's just really sad that instead of planning for Christmas, the family has to plan for a funeral.'
Thoughts? This is a really tragic murder and also rather bizarre as to why Paige was with people she didn't know in the first place. There are now a few more theories in a news update- one is that this may have actually been a targeted hit because one of the teens has connections to drug dealers, or it was a targeted hit but the wrong car and people were hit.
Obviously in my opinion a lot rides on questioning the surviving teens of what they know. I am not accusing them but in situations like this where a group of people- especially young people who already admitted to criminal activity before a murder (even though pulling over your car to smoke weed is on the bottom of the totem pole of serious crimes, it's still admitting to a crime)- you'd like a few things to happen. Once again I am not referring to these teens specifically but just what you'd like to normally see happen in cases such as this-
A) For the surviving victims to talk.
B) For the surviving victims to be completely honest about the level of criminal activity they were involved in prior to a murder. For instance they may admit to doing drugs, but not buying drugs.
C) For the surviving victims to be forthcoming about who they know who may be responsible. In some cases, they may actually know but are too scared to tell. Or the ultimate irony- some are so into the culture of not talking to the police- they won't even say who shot them even if they know.
All I know is we need to solve this case. Reminder: There is an over 100 grand reward. That's a lot of money for someone willing to talk...
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