Two Detroit men are facing first-degree murder charges in the death of 2-year-old Brison Christian on Interstate 75 after they opened fire, according to authorities. Christian was killed, and his 9-year-old brother was wounded.
The recent shooting is prompting Detroit Police to crack down on road rage incidents by teaming up with surrounding agencies.
The arrests, and freeway crackdown were announced on Tuesday, June 22, at a news conference after Detroit Police Chief James White, Mayor Mike Duggan, Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw, community activists, and the family of Brison Christian met to discuss initiatives to combat violence, according to Detroit Free Press.
Brison Christian was shot and killed when Darius Evonte Lanier, 19, and Eugene Meredith Hubbard, 21, in an alleged case of mistaken identity, according to Independent News.
“I looked out my side window and I seen somebody hanging out the window with a gun,” Brian Christian, Brison’s father, told Independent News.
Both suspects in the case allegedly fled the scene and were arrested on Saturday, June 19, according to a statement released by prosecutors.
Lanier and Hubbard are both charged with first-degree murder, three counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of discharge from a vehicle causing death, one count of discharge from a vehicle causing injury, two counts of discharge from a vehicle and eight counts of felony firearm, according to Independent News.
The investigation is being led by Michigan State Police Special Investigation Section and Second District Fugitive Team.