Saginaw police and Michigan State Police are investigating the first shooting death of 2014 in the city of Saginaw.
Nae Jakes says she got a silly wake up call from her friend, Devonte Weems, Wednesday.
"He called. He says, 'It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood,'" Jakes recalled.
Later in the day, she got a call from another friend, telling her Weems was dead.
"I say huh? I just talked to this man. It's unbelievable, It's not even summer. It don't make sense, he just laying out here dead," Jakes said.
Police say Weems was shot around 4 p.m. in the area of Findley and Narloch on the north side of Saginaw. Officers discovered his body behind a house on Narloch.
Latricia Terrell lives in the neighborhood. She says it's not uncommon to hear gunshots.
"I heard the shots, which is normal. I hear them. It didn't phase me, and look what happens. This has to stop. It's ridiculous," said Terrell.
Neighbors say bad things like this start to happen as soon as the good weather arrives - and they are fed up.
"Every year the weather breaks, it never fails. People start acting wild. It makes no sense. Why (does) it got to be like that," asked Jesse Young.
Sgt. Reggie Williams of the Saginaw Police Department say they will do all they can to make sure the violence doesn't continue to escalate.
"We want to make sure that we get whoever did this homicide quickly so we can send a message to those in the community that are doing these things that we are not going to have that this year," said Williams.
Copyright 2014 WNEM (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information on obituaries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends in Mid-Michigan. Death notices are displayed during theMore >
ObitMichigan.com is dedicated to delivering immediate, up-to-date information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to families and friends who have lost loved ones.More >