Man Wrongly Convicted in Shooting Opens Southwest Detroit Coney Island  –  Deadline Detroit

DeShawn Reed with Mayor Mike Duggan.

DeShawn Reed and his uncle Marvin Reed were wrongfully convicted in the 2001 shooting of Shannon Gholston. In  2008, Gholston retracted his testimony. DeShawn Reed served 8 1/2 years for attempted murder and was released in 2009.

DeShawn Reed and his uncle sued the Detroit Police. Each got nearly $1.6 million.

DeShawn Reed put some of that money to good use and has just opened D’s 24 hour Coney Island in southwest Detroit, Fox 2 reports. 

Reed says the Coney Island is special because he used to eat there growing up. It closed after the previous owner was killed in 2016.

“This Coney Island, not my Coney Island, it’s our Coney Island. This is the community Coney Island, and anything I can do for this community Ima do it, I’m going to guarantee something. We don’t change everything but we gone change most of the things.”

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