Saginaw police need public's help to solve recent homicides
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:00:26 GMT —
It has been a deadly two weeks in Saginaw after four people are murdered, at least three of them gunned down.
Police found a 35-year-old man, dead, laying in the street near Harrison and Wayne streets early Tuesday morning. The suspect in this deadly shooting is at large as is the case with several of the cityâ??s recent homicides.
Police say they need the community's help to put an end to this.
Makeshift memorials mark the spots where Saginaw police found the bodies of the city's latest homicide victims.
â??Iâ??m planning to leave state. There's nothing left here,â?? says a neighbor identifying herself as Megan. â??Everyone can't get it together,â?? she adds.
Four people have been killed in the last two weeks.
LaMarkus Boyd, 32, was gunned down May 22nd. The next day, Tonquinisha McKinley, 17, was shot in the head. On Saturday, police found Michelle Crisp, 22, dead on Phelon Street.
â??We are taking the best strides that we can in regards to solving these cases,â?? says Sgt. Reginald Williams, public information officer for Saginaw Police.
But Wlliams says the police can't solve these crimes alone.
â??The faster we can get these things wrapped up and send the message that we're not playing around with our crime here, the better off we'll all be,â?? adds Williams.
â??You know, they're cutting the police department, so the police can't protect everybody but you know they do what they can do,â?? says Steven Gaddy, a board member with Saginawâ??s Parishoners on Patrol.
He adds neighbors have to step up to stomp out Saginawâ??s crime.
â??We really got to come out of our homes, our churches and really stand up to this crime,â?? says Gaddy.
The police department is already seeing a community response but much more is needed.
â??We haven't had this type of cooperation in a while. So we want to keep it going, we want to make it better and make it bigger,â?? says Williams.
Police have not identified Tuesday morning's victim or a suspect.
If you have any information, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.
As for Parishoners On Patrol, they're holding a rally Thursday night, 6 o'clock at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.