‘Person of interest’ in brutal the murder of highly-regarded neurosurgeon in his Detroit mansion, is arrested ‘on unrelated charges’
Person of interest arrested in the brutal murder of neurosurgeon, Dr Devon Hoover
The top class surgeon was found dead Sunday, wrapped in a plastic sheet in the attic of his $1.2M Detroit home
The individual was taken into custody at 12:15 a.m. Friday on an unrelated charge, Detroit police announced
Hoover was shot multiple times in the head, ME ruled cause of death a homicide
It is believed that Hoover who lived alone, knew his attacker.
There were no signs of forced entry, suggesting the killer knew the home’s layout beforehand
Victim’s car was later discovered stranded on the west side of Detroit
Beloved plastic surgeon Devon Hoover, [photo], was shot multiple times in the head before he was discovered wrapped in a sheet in his attic of his Detroit mansion
“We’ve got some theories,” he said. “Right now, we’re happy to have a person of interest who we can question — we’re not going to stop until we have every piece of information that we need, ” Detroit Police Chief James White said Friday
Chief White was addressing investigation into the murder of Dr. Donny Hoover.
The unnamed ‘person of interest’ was arrested in the brutal murder of the highly regarded neurosurgeon who the medical examiner said was shot multiple times in the head before being found in the attic of his historic district mansion.
The individual was taken into custody at 12:15 a.m. Friday on an unrelated charge
Dr. Hoover, 53, was killed in what cops initially said was likely a domestic incident that turned deadly.
The beloved doctor was discovered Sunday after police carried out a welfare check when he failed to show up for a family party in Indiana.
Authorities initially said Hoover was shot once, however the ME discovered Thursday he was shot multiple times in the head. Cause of death was officially determined as a homicide.
Detroit police announced the development Friday, and said they are ‘confident’ the arrested man ‘has information about what transpired’.
A neighbor said the neurosurgeon lived alone, but was an ‘anchor of the block’ and was ‘extremely involved in the neighborhood’
According to WDIV, police identified a ‘person of interest’, who they believe could lead to answers over what happened to the neurosurgeon. It is believed that Hoover who lived alone, knew his attacker.
Reports indicated there were no signs of forced entry in Hoover’s $1.2 million Detroit mansion, possibly suggesting the killer knew his home’s layout beforehand. The victim’s car was later discovered stranded on the west side of Detroit.
Hoover’s death stunned the lavish neighborhood where he lived for decades, in the historic Boston-Edison district of Detroit. Friends, colleagues and former patients, who spoke in glowing terms about the 53-year-old.
One local Roland Radinski, said in 15 years of being neighbors, he never had an argument’ with the surgeon.
Radinski added that those who knew the top doctor had ‘nothing but good things to say about him’.
In other tributes the family issued a statement: ‘We, the family of Devon Hoover, wish to express our profound sadness at the loss of a beloved son, brother, and uncle.’
‘We grieve his untimely death and will miss him greatly. We are so grateful for the many words of kindness and stories from people who were touched by his life. He was a gift from God and used his talents to bless many.’
The top doctor was described as ‘wonderful’ by friends, family and former patients
‘It’s going to take some time to wrap your head around what has happened,’ said Jonathan Shearrod, one of Hoover’s stunned neighbors in the affluent Boston-Edison Historic district, one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the city.
The renowned neurosurgeon lived alone was an ‘anchor of the block’ and was ‘extremely involved in the neighborhood’, regularly hosting parties and functions in his lavish home,’ Shearrod said
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