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11-Year-Old Killed Over Silk Shirt

October 2, 1986

DETROIT (AP) _ An 11-year-old boy was shot to death during an argument over his silk shirt, and police said today they are seeking a 15-year-old youth in the killing.

Jeffery Hilson was shot Tuesday night outside his home on the city’s west side and died later that night at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, police said.

The boy was shot after being confronted by an armed youth who demanded his purple silk shirt, according to police and neighbors.

The 15-year-old had not been arrested, Officer Cindy Falska said today. She said she did not know whether he lived in Jeffery’s neighborhood.

The fatal shooting was the 32nd this year among Detroit children under 17, according to city police records.

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