Person of interest is on remand in the killing of a Detroit neurosurgeon who was shot in the attic
Police say they have a person of interest in custody in connection with the murder of a Michigan neurosurgeon who was well known in his community.
dr Devon Hoover, 53, was found dead and wrapped in a sheet at his Detroit home on Sunday. Police say they found Hoover’s body in the attic of his home in the Boston-Edison Historic District while he was performing a wellness check. Hoover was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the head and his death was ruled a homicide. FOX2Detroit reports.
Following At a graduation ceremony for new recruits Friday, the Detroit Police Department announced that a person of interest had been arrested at 12:15 p.m. that morning.
Detroit Police Chief James White told reporters the individual in question is being held on charges unrelated to the doctor’s death, but this preliminary investigation indicates the individual and Hoover knew each other. White declined to comment further on the nature of their relationship.
“We are confident that this person has information as to what happened,” White said in a video shared by the local news station WXYZ. “It wasn’t an accidental act.”
White told reporters that police “have no reason to believe the community is in any danger.”
He declined to comment on possible motives.
“We have some theories,” he said. “We are pleased to have an interested person to interview and we are confident as a police agency that that person knows something about what happened.”
But he did offer some context as to what led to Hoover’s welfare check in the first place.
“A family member called because he didn’t show up at an event he was expected to attend,” White said. “When officers arrived at the scene, they quickly became concerned about some of the things they saw and went inside the house.”
White said he is confident that police will soon be able to share more information about Hoover’s death.