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Man suspected of fatally shooting sister in Detroit taken into custody after chase in TN, police say

Posted at 5:19 PM, Mar 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-09 16:12:24-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Police say the man who is suspected of shooting and killing his sister in Detroit on Tuesday afternoon has been taken into custody after a police chase in Tennessee.

Detroit police say Nashwan Ali got into a dispute with his sister earlier in the week, and then allegedly shot her around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home near Bloom and Rupert.

The victim was reportedly in her early 30s. Neighbors in the area say they knew the victim very well.

“During Ramadan, she used to pass food, she would say hi. She was very friendly," said one man who doesn't want to be identified.

The man described the woman as "polite" and says she looked out for all of the kids in the neighborhood, including his own child.

"When I had my baby, she gave her toys and stuff," he added.

He told 7 Action News that she will be missed and the neighborhood is still shocked and processing this information.

Police say Nashwan sustained minor injuries during the pursuit Wednesday afternoon and he was taken to the hospital.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.