10th murder in Inkster since police layoffs - New York News

10th murder in Inkster since police layoffs

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INKSTER, Mich. (WJBK) -

A dozen people have been murdered in the city of Inkster this year; 10 since July. The latest victim, a man in his 30's, was shot multiple times.

Click on the video player to watch Ronnie Dahl's report.

It happened on Henry St. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. The city of just 25,000 people is struggling to keep police on the streets and criminals locked up, but it's growing increasingly difficult. In July, half the police force was laid off.

According to the city of Inkster web site, violent crime jumped 311 percent from 2010-2011. So far this year, a dozen people have been murdered. With dwindling resources, the police department can no longer afford to be proactive.

Police are asking for the public's help to solve the city's latest homicide. If you know anything, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (1-800-773-2587)

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