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Roy Hoskins, 14
Detroit, Michigan
April 20, 1997

Agencies: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office Michigan | Detroit Police Department Michigan

Last updated: 8 months ago

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Roy Hoskins, 14, was shot to death by Officer James Wood on April 20, 1997. Wood and his partner were on patrol when they said they saw Hoskins walking down a street onthe city'swest side carrying a gun. Wood's partner chased Hoskins when he took off running. Wood headed him off with the scout car and fired one shot from inside the car. Wood said the youth turned toward the scout car and pointed the gun at him. Two police reports said Hoskins wasshot in the chest. But the Wayne County Medical Examiner said he was shot in the back.