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Attorney Geoffrey Fieger addresses the Detroit media about 7 year old Aiyana Jones Killed by Police

Stuffed bears and balloons cover the front porch of 7 year old Aiyana Jones. She was killed during a Detroit Police warrant arrest early Sunday morning on the city's eastside. (Photo by HB Meeks/Tell Us Detroit)



Tears, Outcries and Finger Pointing Suround The Loss Of 7 Year Old Aiyana Jones

By Olga Hill/Tell Us Detroit

DETROIT (Tell Us Det) - Broken glass and a couch riddled with believed to be blood splatters are the only evidence of a tragic incident that happened early Sunday morning on Detroit’s eastside. Aiyana Jones, 7, was shot and killed when a Detroit Police officer’s weapon discharged after entering a home in search for a homicide suspect.

It is still unclear what happened on the morning Jones was fatally shot and killed by a Detroit Police officer but as the pieces of the puzzle are put together the family wants their story to be told. Jones’ Aunt Melissa Mikulski continues to speak out against the Detroit Police Department, “They killed that baby. She was executed by the hands of a Detroit Police officer and no one or nothing will bring her back.”

Candles from the vigil held Sunday evening in memory of 7-year-old Jones burned throughout the night. Wind blown balloons lace the gray banister of a place Aiyana knew as home and placed just below a sign that reads Detroit Peace Zones for Life surrounded by the endearing words Community, Hope and Love.

Yes, neighbors and community residents are going about their normal Monday morning routine but the death of Jones is still on minds of many. “I don’t know the family but anyone that loses a child to non-sense tugs at my heart. I had to stop by and pay my respects to Aiyana,” said Detroiter Sean Bratton.



As Detroit City Council considers launching an independent investigation, Wayne County Prosecutor makes a request for a Michigan State Police investigation. Prosecutor Kym Worthy said, "On Sunday, I was approached by the Detroit Police Department about having an outside agency investigate the fatal shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones. I agree that it is most appropriate that this be done independently. I have contacted the Michigan State Police and they have consented to investigate this matter. The Detroit Police Department will cooperate fully with the investigation."

High profile attorney Geoffrey Fieger meets with the Jones’ family the facts surrounding the death of Aiyana Jones will surface. He said he watched three or four minutes of video that showed police fired into the home after lobbing a flash grenade through the window. The flamboyant attorney claims that this contradicts the police department's story, that the officer's gun discharged accidentally during a struggle or collision inside the home with the girl's grandmother.

"There is no question about what happened because it's in the videotape," Fieger said. "It's not an accident. It's not a mistake. There was no altercation.

Detroit Assistant Chief of Police Ralph Godbee said, "If Mr. Fieger is has access to anything that would be evidence in this case, he should, as an officer of the court, get it immediately to the Michigan State Police, which will be investigating."

The target of the search, a 34-year-old man suspected of killing a 17-year-old boy, was arrested in the upstairs unit at the two-family home. Police had warrants to search both units, and relatives of the girl were seen Monday going in and out of both.

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