Police: Boy, 6, killed in hit-and-run on Detroit's west side - KMSP-TV

Police: Boy, 6, killed in hit-and-run on Detroit's west side

Posted: Updated:
Mohammad Bah was killed in a hit-and-run on Friday. Mohammad Bah was killed in a hit-and-run on Friday.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Police said a six-year-old boy was killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday near the Detroit-Dearborn border.

"The little shoes in the road.  It hurts, but we're going to get justice," Officer Scott Sheets with the Detroit Police Department's Fatal Squad.

"When you leave the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, especially when a six-year-old child is killed, that brings it up to the next level," Sheets said.

We're told Mohammad Bah was hit by a car on Schaefer near Tireman on the city's west side right in front of his home.

Detroit police said the person behind the wheel did something only a coward could live with doing.

"He exited to look to see what he had done.  Once he observed that, he re-entered his vehicle, then fled north of Schaefer," Sheets said.

The suspect's vehicle is said to be a van with damage to the front driver's side.

As for the driver, Sheets described him as a "black male in his forties with a cast on his arm driving a yellow Checker cab van."

"We need to locate this person to find out exactly what happened and why he left the location."

"The child was struck first by the yellow Checker cab van, and then southbound traffic was coming and he was struck by a white sedan causing more damage to the victim."

Police said there was no way that person could have prevented what happened, but he did the right thing.

"He immediately stopped and called for help," Sheets said.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Grosse Pointe Park's new farmer's market seen by some as a barrier to Detroit

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:25:26 GMT
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
    Some Detroiters are calling for a boycott of Grosse Pointe Park after the city built a farmer's market that they believe cuts off access to and from Detroit.
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Man shot, killed during carjacking on Detroit's west side

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:37:16 GMT
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
    A man was shot to death in an attempted carjacking on Detroit's west side, according to police.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices