The 54-year-old Walls, who was going to dialysis once a week, was hours away from a kidney transplant.
Four other people were also shot, including Walls 24-year-old daughter, Fairline, her boyfriend, Arturo Franklin, and two of her nieces, one of them just 15 years old, according to Fox 2 News.
In light of the 13 shootings over the last 24 hours, the department’s unwillingness to hand over crime rate figures was something that did not go unnoticed. But Warfield is confident that Detroiters will see some big changes now that they have a new police chief.
“Transparency is an issue for (Chief Craig), making sure that he’s engaged… because he cares a great deal about community policing,” he said.
As for the unanswered questions over homicide deaths during the press conference, the Detroit Police Department did release a statement. It said, in part, there have been 115 homicides in Detroit since the beginning of the year The number of non-fatal shootings stand at 375.
Detroit has a population of 706, 585 residents, making the number of homicides and shootings relatively high.