Homicide in Detroit

A six-part series that takes a deep look at the impact of homicide on family, police, bystanders and the city itself. Originally published in the Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), in 2004.

Through November [2004], there were 1,279 people shot in Detroit - 247 more than in all of 2003 - and 341 people have been killed.

Why is this city killing itself? What has it done to the community's soul? That's what the Free Press wants to show you, in this special series by staff writer Jeff Seidel and photographer Eric Seals.

After you meet the victims, after you travel with the detectives and see their frustrations and successes, after you walk through the neighborhoods and feel the tension and fear, you will find some surprises.