Tracie Golden, a Detroit resident, was tragically killed in a carjacking outside a liquor store.
On December 28, Golden was approached by a suspect who demanded her car and then shot her. The suspect stole the keys and fled the scene in her 2018 Dodge Journey, which has since been recovered by police. The 53-year-old worked as a chief union steward and respiratory therapist at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, where she was taken following the carjacking. She succumbed to her injuries at Sinai.
Golden’s family, her husband and children, are now left to pick up the pieces and try to move forward without her.
“She was special, amazing. She was my rock; she changed me,” her husband, John Golden Jr., said. “I really can’t explain it because if you’ve never lost a spouse, you wouldn’t know that feeling. It’s new to me.”
“No one word can describe her. She was amazing. To everyone she came into contact with. Strangers on the street, she would help. Everyone at her job” says Janine Golden, Tracie’s sister-in-law.
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The incident has sparked outrage in the Detroit community, with many calling for swift justice for the perpetrator. A search for the suspect is currently underway, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward.
“I am truly saddened by the senseless murder of Mrs. Golden. She truly represented the best of us. We should all be outraged at the cowardly act that took her from our community,” Detroit Police Chief James White said. “This suspect, and anyone aiding or harboring this individual, will be arrested, and we will seek prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. We will use every available resource to bring justice to the Golden family as we pursue this murderer.”
Carjackings have been on the rise in Detroit in recent months, and this tragedy serves as a reminder of the dangers that are present. Our thoughts go out to the Golden family during this difficult time.