Detroit police officers are looking for a man by the name of Cornelius Dennis. Dennis has been accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend as well as shooting and murdering two of her loved ones. The family of Williams is hoping that Dennis will do the right thing and turn himself in.
Ex-Boyfriend Wanted After One Killed And Two Others Wounded:
According to Fox 2 News, on September 24 around 3:00 a.m., Cornelius Dennis, 32, burst into the home of his former girlfriend, 29-year-old Jasmine Williams. Williams reportedly heard the sound of her side door rattling and was surprised to see her ex-boyfriend at her home. Then, Williams informed police officers that Dennis stormed upstairs to the bedroom of her mother, 64-year-old Roberta Martin.
Dennis allegedly opened fire on Martin shooting her multiple times. Family members of Martin shared with reporter Shawn Ley that Martin was afraid of Dennis and she contacted the police in order to protect herself. The grandmother and hardworking bank manager knew that Dennis was a bad man.
Sadly, it appears that was right.
After opening fire on Martin, Dennis then shot Williams in the stomach, found her new boyfriend, then shot him also.
Tragically, Martin did not survive her wounds, but Williams and her boyfriend are expected to live. After shooting the victims, Dennis fled the scene. Police warned the public to consider Dennis armed and dangerous, and if anyone should see him, his vehicle or know of his whereabouts, they should be contacted immediately.
Fox 2 News provided a description of Dennis. Dennis is 33 and 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 160 – 170 lbs. He’s known to drive a black 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 4×4 pick up truck with an extended cab and a Tonneau cover. The license plate is DSL 1817.
Restraining Order Taken Out On Man Before Triple Shooting:
The family of Roberta Martin is speaking out as police officers are on the lookout for Cornelius Dennis. Martin’s sister, Lisa Walker, shared with Fox 2 News about her hurt and devastation over her sister’s death.
“I am just reeling over this,” said Lisa Walker to Fox 2 News. “My sister liked to help people and was just a nice person.”
Realizing that Dennis was dangerous, Martin tried to protect herself and her daughter, as she reportedly took out a restraining order against Dennis.
“She had taken out a restraining order on him and I don’t know what happened with it,” said Walker.
As family members gather at the hospital to wait for answers they say they hope the suspect will do the right thing.
“I hope he’ll turn himself in or be apprehended,” Walker said.
The family says it will be emotionally difficult, but they will try to move on without their loving sister.
“Just having faith in God,” Walker said. “And just trust in him that he knows what’s best in these situations.”
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said there is a history of domestic violence involving the suspect and his former girlfriend. Most importantly, Detroit police say Dennis may be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police, 313-596-2260, or CrimeStoppers, 800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters may remain anonymous.