A Detroit father was fatally shot by a man for letting a group of women enter an elevator first.

A Detroit father was fatally shot by a man for letting a group of women enter an elevator first.

Taylor Ardrey

  • A Michigan man was fatally shot over an elevator confrontation at a party.
  • The suspected gunman killed him in front of his family, local news reported.
  • Police are looking for any information about the suspect’s whereabouts.

A Michigan man was fatally shot in front of his family over an elevator confrontation, according to police and local news.

Ariel Harris, a 29-year-old father of two, was killed at a party on Nov. 27 following a dispute about holding the elevator for a group of women before another man — the suspected gunman identified as Gayelon Spencer, Fox 2 Detroit reported.

The Detroit Police Department also released a photo of the suspect on Nov. 28 asking for information.

Harris was shot by the gunman in front of his brother and the mother of his kids, according to the outlet.

“My son was just being a gentleman, letting the females get on the elevator first,” his mother, Rosalind Hearst, told the outlet. “And you kill him over that?”

In an interview with ABC 7 in Detroit, Harris’ brother, Cameron, said officers from the Detroit Police Department rushed Harris to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He added that seeing his brother get shot “traumatized him.”

The investigation into the case is ongoing, and Detroit Police are actively looking for Spencer. The department also released a video of the suspect entering an elevator wearing a red and black bedazzled leather jacket and glasses. He also appears to be holding a bottle of liquor.

“Anyone with information is asked to call 313-596-2260 or 1-800-Speak-Up,” Detroit PD said.

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DPD did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Sunday.

“I just really wish and hope he has a little compassion,” Hearst told Fox 2 Detroit. “Turn yourself in. Turn yourself in, because you have hurt so many people.”

The victim’s family created a GoFundMe to help support his children, adding that Harris “was a great father, son, brother, friend. He touched a lot of people [sic] hearts in many different ways.”

https://www.insider.com/ariel-harris-detroit-dad-killed-elevator-dispute-family-wants-answers-2022-12

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