Family: Detroit man killed in drive-by after scolding speeder

Family: Detroit man killed in drive-by after scolding neighborhood speeder

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Cleveland "Deangelo" Dunkin III Cleveland "Deangelo" Dunkin III
Dunkin's family built this memorial on the street where their son was fatally shot. Dunkin's family built this memorial on the street where their son was fatally shot.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

"I knew he was dead. When they called and told me he was shot, I knew he was dead, but I was hoping that he was wasn't."

The words are hard for Cleveland Dunkin III to relive, and he chokes up as he tells them to Fox 2's Andrea Isom.
 
But this father's fear of loss was real.

His son, 23-year-old Cleveland "Deangelo" Dunkin III, was killed in a drive-by shooting.

Monday evening the younger Dunkin was walking across Braile Street in Detroit near Schoolcraft when a car came speeding through the neighborhood. Neighbors say speeding is not common on that street because everyone knows to watch out for the children that live there.

So, upset by the speeder, the younger Dunkin yelled out.

"He said, 'Slow the car down! There's kids on the street!' The [driver] hollered out, '**** you!' And came back around in a different vehicle, from my understanding, and came back [saying], 'What you say *****?' And they had a few words," "Deangelo's cousin, Roosevelt Butler, explains. He says his cousin turned to walk away, but the driver pulled out a gun and fired the shot that killed.

Detroit Police say they do have a suspect in custody.

"You need to fess up to what you've done because the person who you murdered - he has a family that cares," aunt Shirley Butler says.

The elder Dunklin adds, "He's going to answer for what he did, one way or another. He's going to get what he deserves."

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