Mother of fatal shooting victim at White Castle in Detroit: 'They took my baby'

Police search for suspects as three are killed
Posted at 9:16 AM, Sep 09, 2018

DETROIT — Three men were found shot dead inside of the lobby of a White Castle fast-food restaurant on Detroit's west side Sunday morning. 

The men were discovered at the restaurant in the 6000 block of W. Warren at 12:22 a.m.

According to Detroit police, when officers arrived to the scene the three unidentified men, who are believed to be in their late teens or early 20s, were found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. 

Police say handguns were also recovered from inside of the lobby area of the restaurant, and bullet holes where in the windows. 

One victim was 20-year-old Deshawn Gadson. His mother said she rushed to the restaurant when she got the call from police, but she knew it was too late. 

“They wouldn’t tell me anything," Tonya Gadson said. "That’s when I started breaking down because I knew my son was in there and he wasn’t alive.”

Tonya said Deshawn has a 2-year-old son. She says they don't know how they tell him what happened to his father. 

“They took my baby," Tonya said. "They took him away from his family. His son. His nieces and nephews. They all love him. They just took him and that’s not right."

No additional information is immediately available on the shooters. This is an ongoing investigation.