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A community leader in Highland Park, Michigan, mourns the loss of his son, who was killed in an ambush Tuesday.
Shortly after 7:30 p.m., 23-year-old Chinyelu Humphrey was approached by two men. According to Fox2Dreste.com, the men shot Humphrey multiple times and fled. He went to a friend’s house and called emergency health services, but later died from his injuries.
Mich. Community Leader’s Son Is Killed in Ambush — Years After Her Toddler Was Killed in Hit-and-Run https://t.co/h5iKgSRdTa
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Humphrey was the son of Shamayim Harris, better known as “Mama Shu” in Highland Park. She was known as a community leader who fought for resources and safety to make the area safer for its residents.
In addition to building a community center for local residents, Mama Shu appeared on Ellen Degeneres’ show in 2016 to discuss her plans to improve the community. According to the Detroit Free Press, Deneres donated a 12 x 40 foot home to serve as a welcome center and retail space for Mama Shu.
Police did not name a suspect in Humphrey’s death, but did reveal the sudden violence. “This has to end.” We must unite, “Chief Kevin Coney told reporters, according to Free Press. This is a senseless murder.”
Coney told the newspaper that Mama Shu will stay strong after the loss of him.
“I spoke to her yesterday and she’s pretty good under the circumstances,” Coney said. “She has a great support group with her family, her friends, and of course the entire city of Highland Park.”
This is not the first tragedy Mama Shu Harris has known. In 2007, her 2-year-old son, Jakobi Ra, was killed in a hit-and-run. The boy died under a lamppost. According to Police Chief Coney, they eventually caught the driver, who was convicted and arrested for the accident.
Police have little suspicion of Humphrey’s murder and authorities say it appears to be a targeted attack.
“We have to stop doing it,” Coney told Fox2D Detroit. “People are running around with these guns and it’s wreaking havoc and we’re really trying to stop it. We don’t want this to continue; we want positivity to emerge. We will find out who did it.”