8-Year-Old Child Calls 911 After Deadly Shooting

By Scott Sarvay

Credit: Detroit Police Department

Detroit Police Department

January 20, 2011 DETROIT (MyTV20) - Detroit police are searching for a suspect in the murder of a young couple Monday night; murders they say were committed while two young children hid inside the home. Investigators think 42-year-old Derrick Dennard Smith was involved in the shootings. Police also released a 911 tape of an 8-year-old girl calling for help after the shootings. Chief Warren Evans says he chose to release the gut-wrenching tape in hopes of inciting "righteous indignation" from the public, as the police search for Smith. The following is a 911 recording of the emergency call from the 8-year-old child, who was at the scene of the double fatal shooting that occurred in the 19000 block of Glastonbury. Warning audio is very dramatic and may be heartbreaking for many. Click here to listen to the audio recording.
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