Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jaquan S. Dudley, R.I.P.

Moments after the news conference on Monday announcing David Dicks as Flint's latest interim police chief ended, Dicks was informed that his son, Jaquan Dudley, had been murdered at the Orchard Ridge apartment complex near Pierson and Clio Roads.

Shannon Murphy of The Flint Journal Reports:

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said Dudley was a witness in the murder of Kaneco A. Parson, a friend who police believe was killed with a sledgehammer. Dana Sebastian is awaiting trial for the slaying.

Dudley testified in District Court that he had gone to Sebastian's home looking for Parson. In exchange for his testimony, charges against him in a drug case were reduced.

Leyton, however, said police have other leads they are following and don't believe Dudley's death is linked to his testimony.

"I think it's unlikely his death is linked to this case because Sebastian is in jail and is not somebody who we believe could arrange this from in there," Leyton said.

For a map of Flint homicides, go to the Flint Murder Map.


  1. First, condolences to the family of Dudley. The bizarro world appointment of Dudley's father, David Dicks, at literally the same time as the slaying of his son, is an item so off-the-wall that no novelist would ever write because it is so unbelievable.
    Andy Heller said it best. There will be time to really question the appointment of David Dicks to police chief and his father Richard Dicks to "Super" chief because of their own problems.
    I don't believe in curses, but Flint certainly has more than its share of bad luck and misfortune.


  2. You need to add Marcus Houston, shot outside Sherman Avenue Market on Nov 13th.



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