High-tech crime solving links teen in fatal shooting of Detroit woman, police say

Detroit — The family of a 53-year-old Detroit wife and mother shot and killed last month after stopping at a party store on her way home from work said it means “everything” that police have charged a suspect, but they’ll never have closure.

Bradley Thurman, 19, has been charged in the fatal shooting on Detroit’s west side Dec. 28 of Tracie Golden with premeditated first-degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery and felony firearm, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

He is held at the Wayne County Jail on a $4 million cash bond.

The suspect allegedly robbed a Family Dollar store the day after Golden’s slaying, crimes Detroit police and other agencies said they pieced together with video of both events, how the suspect walked and other factors to identify a suspect.

“It means everything to me and my family,” said John Golden, Tracie Golden’s husband, who lauded investigators who have “been working since December 28 up until this point.”

“I really appreciate it,” he said. “It is not over and I will never have closure because my angel is not here.”

High-tech crime solving links teen in fatal shooting of Detroit woman, police say

White detailed the lengths investigators went to to find a suspect, linking a Family Dollar store robbery on Seven Mile as the same suspect in the Golden case after finding Golden’s SUV in the dollar store parking lot.

“The investigators were alerted to that robbery and paid very close attention to a number of different things with regards to that robbery,” White said.

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