Desoto PD Says Mistaken Identification on Social Media Resulted In Retaliation Killing
DESOTO – DeSoto Police Corporal Pete Schulte, Police Authorized Advisor and PIO stated the tragic taking pictures that occurred earlier this week within the metropolis was instantly associated to social media, particularly integral.
“It induced an harmless man to be killed,” Schulte stated.
It was a matter of mistaken relation that linked the 2 Capital Murders from April 22 and 25.
On April 22 DeSoto Police reported the slaying of 19-year-old DeSoto resident Camran Kashawn Collier. Collier was shot to dying within the driver’s seat of his 2013 Honda Accord within the 1100 block of Westlake Drive within the late afternoon.
“Three days later, on April 25, 2021, a “balloon launch” ceremony was held in Camran’s honor at Les Zeiger Park, in Desoto,” Schulte stated.
Instantly following the ceremony one of many attendees, 20-year-old Lancaster resident Kolby Marquise Graham was shot within the head by a participant on the ceremony.
Graham was shot in entrance of others who attended the ceremony. The Lancaster resident initially survived the taking pictures however died a number of days later. In line with a Fb publish from his sister, Kolby was Camran’s finest pal.
Schulte stated not one of the members who witnessed this taking pictures got here ahead to the police with details about the identification of the shooter.
Investigating A Connection To The Collier Homicide
DeSoto detectives felt that there was a connection to the preliminary killing of Collier, however couldn’t launch this info at the moment as a result of the investigation was nonetheless lively.
Their follow-up investigation nonetheless, decided that Graham had been mistakenly recognized as Camran’s killer on a number of social media postings.
Tying in social media, 22-year-old Norman Christopher Collier IV, the brother of the homicide sufferer Camran Collier mistakenly believed the web rumors in regards to the identification of his brother’s killer.
The brother then took revenge towards the unsuitable man at his brother’s balloon launch ceremony by taking pictures Graham April 25.
DeSoto Police have arrested Collier and charged him with Capital Homicide for the slaying of 20-year-old Graham.
Collier is presently in custody within the Dallas County jail being held on a $1 million bond.