Police Officer Shynelle Marie Mason

Police Officer Shynelle Marie Mason

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, July 14, 2000

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Shynelle Marie Mason

Officer Mason was shot to death during a confrontation with three men near the Mobil Mart station at Fenkell and Schaefer.

Officer Mason was off duty and was with several female friends around 8 p.m. when the men began a conversation. When the women refused to participate, the men started arguing with them. Officer Mason identified herself as a police officer and one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot her. The bullet entered Officer Mason's side and pierced her heart. She died en route to Sinai-Grace Hospital.

The suspect fled the scene but was identified and arrested early the next morning and charged with murder. Officer Mason had previously arrested the man for carrying a concealed weapon and it was determined that he murdered in retaliation for the arrest. The other accomplices were also charged in connection with this case.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on July 6, 2001.

Officer Mason had been with the Detroit Police Department for two years.

Bio

  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 852

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty, retaliation

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Today is a very hard one Mother’s Day smh. Days like this I would be able to call you and come over and vent and cry and you would’ve made me feel better. I’ve been through so much and the only person that truly understood me wasn’t there physically. I miss you so much cousin. You were the best big cousin a girl could ask for. I’m turning 40 this year be there in spirit. Keep watching over us Pig. Forever my best friend and diary. I loved you then and love you still.

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May 9, 2021

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