Detroit Police Officer's 2-Year-Old Nephew Shot & Died in His Dad's Arms
Authorities have revealed that multiple arrests have been made following the death of a 2-year-old Detriot police officer's nephew who was shot and died in his father's arm.
The horrific killing of 2-year-old Brison Christian has left a void in the heart of his family and friends, who described his death as tragic after he was shot in an interstate.
Authorities have revealed that the deceased was the nephew of a Detriot Police officer. According to reports, the 2-year-old and his family traveled on Interstate 75 in Detroit when gunshots were fired.
Brian Christian, the deceased father, explained that a man holding a gun was seen passing, and after close observation, two of his children were bleeding from gunshot wounds.
Brison was bleeding with his head down while in his father's arms. Brian noted that he felt torn apart seeing his little boy in danger and unable to protect him.
UNACCEPTABLE: Two-year-old Brison Christian was shot and killed while he and his family were traveling on Interstate 75 in Detroit. His 9-year-old brother was also struck and is in serious condition. https://t.co/PhRAK4j5V5— Moms Demand Action (@MomsDemand) June 22, 2021
The grieving dad explained that he had held high hopes for his murdered son and had dreams of seeing Brison growing up to do all that he dreamed of doing.
In a tweet, police authorities confirmed that multiple arrests had been made in line with Brison's killing and further investigation is ongoing. The identity or number of arrests made was not revealed.
The family is confused as to why their vehicle was targeted.
In a statement, Detroit Interim Police Chief James White lamented the rate of senseless killings in the community and condemned Brison's killing, stating that his death sent shockwaves throughout the department.
The police chief assured the public of his commitment to ensuring a safer community, explaining that law enforcement agencies are in collaboration to ensure that such unjust acts stop.
A precious life gone too soon.— Detroit P.D. News (@detroitpolice) June 19, 2021
NEW INFO: 2-year-old Brison is the nephew of 6th PCT P.O. Christian.
We are deeply saddened & ask that you keep Officer Christian & his family in your thoughts & prayers as they deal with the unimaginable loss of this innocent life. #OneDetroit pic.twitter.com/Hx6o4M6vGO
Federal law agencies and state police work hand in hand to resolve the case and ensure that the 2-year-old gets justice. People with valuable information are asked to call 734.287.5000 or 855.MICH-TIP.
Brison's family has nothing but sweet memories of him in the short time he spent with them. Brian explained that the 2-year-old had a lovable personality and was known for his cheerfulness.
Several arrests made in shooting death of 2-year-old along I-75, MSP says https://t.co/H659hQU796— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) June 19, 2021
The family is confused as to why their vehicle was targeted. Police authorities do not believe the shooting was sponsored by road rage, but the Christians believe they have no link with any group that should warrant the attack.
Brison's death is one of the stories of the many shootings that have claimed the lives of people this year, some of which have led to the death of children under the age of ten from gun violence.
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