Police seek suspect in slaying of teen

March 07, 1995|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun Staff Writer

Police were seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting early yesterday morning of a 15-year-old boy in the living room of his home in the 400 block of E. Lorraine Ave. in the Harwood community.

Homicide detective Ed Wilson said the victim, Michael Pope, was shot once in the chest about 1:30 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene by the crew of a city fire department ambulance.

Detective Wilson declined to reveal details of the incident.

He said the victim and the unidentified suspect, an adult male, were in the Pope youth's first-floor living room when the teen-ager was fatally shot with a handgun.

The victim's mother was awakened at the sound of the gunshot and ran downstairs, where she found her son lying on the floor.

The mother dialed 911 and requested an ambulance for her son.

Before the ambulance and Northern District police officers arrived, the detective said, the suspect fled the scene, taking the weapon with him.

Detective Wilson said the suspect is a local resident and hoped he would surrender to police.

"We know who he is and it's just a matter of time when we find him," Detective Wilson said.

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