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Detroit grapples with ‘devastating’ impact of black male homicides | The Detroit News The toll on African-American males in the city is relentless

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Lorease Mumford believed as a mother, she had done everything right. She moved her family from Detroit to a safer suburban neighborhood, sent her son to private school at the University of Detroit Jesuit and, above all, she instilled in him the difference between right and wrong.

But all of Mumford’s safekeeping and parenting weren’t enough to save her son, Steven Hill, from a violent ending nearly two years ago.

Hill, 26, was shot to death Dec. 1, 2016, not far from her former job at Sinai Grace Hospital and his grandparents’ home on Detroit’s northwest side.

He was approached by two men and shot outside a home in the 17000 block of Snowden shortly after leaving his grandparents’ home.


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