Family of woman shot by officer's gun hires lawyer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The family of a 24-year-old woman shot to death when an off-duty Detroit police officer's gun fired during a backyard fish fry has hired an attorney.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Southfield lawyer Gerald Thurswell is representing Adaisha Miller's relatives.

Police say Miller was dancing with Isaac Parrish early Sunday morning when she hugged him from behind. Police say his gun was in a waist holster. Police say the gun fired and the bullet punctured Miller's lung and heart.

Police Chief Ralph Godbee describes Miller's death as a tragic, "unfathomable" accident.

The 38-year-old Parrish has been placed on desk duty while the case is investigated.

Visitation for Miller is 2--8 p.m. Friday at Hutchison Funeral Home. Her funeral is there at 11 a.m. Saturday.


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