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Detroit honor student shot after asking neighbor to turn down music

Posted at 5:54 PM, Nov 29, 2019

DETROIT — A Detroit high school honor student remains hospitalized after she was shot in the stomach over a loud music complaint.

Taea Hines, 16, reportedly asked a neighbor to turn down their music and was shot after an altercation ensued over the request on Nov. 3.

Since the shooting, Taea has undergone six surgeries since Nov. 3. The shocking outburst of violence has left many in the community stunned.

Detroit police are investigating and released a mug shot of the suspected shooter; however, the name of the man has not been made public.

Per department policy, if a suspect is known to police, their name is not released.

Taea’s family members claim he has an extensive criminal history.

Taea’s mother said medical bills are mounting, and the family is teetering on the brink of homelessness due to the shooting.

They have set up a GoFundMe page to assist with Taea’s medical expenses and for the family to relocate.

This story was originally published by Rudy Harper on WXYZ in Detroit.