Street View Snaps Gunman at House Where Baby Died

'You have a right to bear arms at home,' says prosecutor

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 24, 2012 12:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – Google Street View captured the image of a young man pointing a gun outside a Detroit house that appears to be the same place a baby was found dead inside two years later, reports ABC News. There's no evidence the two incidents are in any way linked, but the eerie juxtaposition triggered a flurry of comments on a local blog. The photo was spotted by a meteorologist who was using Street View before a trip to Detroit. "Any time you see a gun pointed at a cameraman it gets kind of scary," Jacob Wykoff tells ABC. "Detroit kind of has a reputation nowadays for doing that kind of stuff."

Authorities haven't determined how the baby girl, 17 months old, died last June, and no one has been charged in the death. The body of Zyia Turner was found under a pile of clothes in a closet in the house where her grandmother lived. Police apparently aren't planning to investigate further. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy pointed out to CBS Detroit that "you do have a right to bear arms in your home. Certainly, it looks like" the gunman is "on a porch that's attached to a home, so that would not be a legal issue," Worthy added.

Young man appears to point gun in Street View photograph.
Young man appears to point gun in Street View photograph.   (Google Street View)
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