Detroit Man Shot After Yelling at a Speeding Car

Michigan criminal attorney is reporting a shooting death in the city of Detroit.

Cleveland Dunklin IV was killed Monday night on Braile Street after he yelled at a car speeding down the road. A car drove by at a high rate of speed. Mr. Dunklin was standing outside his home when he yelled at the speeding driver because there were kids outside playing in the area.

The car reportedly drove away but the person came back in a different car. When the person came back they shot Mr. Dunklin as he stood on the side of the road. It is not mentioned whether Mr. Dunklin died instantly or later on at the hospital.

Mr. Dunklin was 23 years old. He was known as “a happy homebody who looked out for his friends and family,” according to his family.

Many people tend to speed down this street and it appears to be a problem.

Police have said that there is more to this case than the obvious facts and they are continuing to look into the case. Neighbors report that this is not the first shooting like this within the last week. The news report mentions possible gang affiliation with the shooter.  It is possible that this is what the police are referring to. This case may be bigger than retaliation or revenge for being yelled at.

There has been an arrest made at this time, but suspect information has not yet been reported.

The person involved in the shooting in this case will most likely be facing a murder charge, so the speeding is secondary here. If speeding were the only issue there could have been a few different charges possible.

The legal speed limit on residential side streets is only 25 miles per hour. The penalties for speeding in Michigan begin at $90 for going 1 to 5 miles over the speed limit and can be in excess of $150 for driving 25 miles per hour or more over the speed limit. You will also have points added to your driver’s license for driving more than 5 mile per hour over the legal speed limit. Depending on the speed, this could be considered either careless or reckless driving. The difference between the two is based on intent. Careless driving is done without the intent to harm or injure. Careless driving involves driving in a “Careless or negligent manner likely to endanger any person or property, but without wantonness or recklessness, is responsible for a civil infraction.” MCL 257.626b. A person who is driving recklessly is driving with “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” MCL 257.626. If convicted of reckless driving the person could be fined up to $500, be imprisoned for not more than 93 days, or both.  If you wish to learn more about any of these legal concepts, contact a qualified criminal attorney in Michigan today.

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