A $50,000 reward is being
offered for information that leads to the arrests of those
responsible for gunning down the owner of the Medicine Chest on
Detroit's west side Tuesday as he opened his business.
The Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers, which
is offering the reward, identified the man as Fred Dally, owner
of the Medicine Chest on Dexter and former chairman of the
to police, who did not identify the victim, the 63-year-old man
was shot about 10 a.m. Police said two men were seen approaching
the victim, and shots were fired in what appears to be a robbery
attempt. Police could not confirm whether anything was taken.
"This is a sad loss for our AFPD family and the
entire community," said Auday Arabo, president and CEO of the
organization. "We must do something about the ongoing violence
our store owners face while operating businesses in Detroit.
Fred has been operating his store since the '70s, when the area
was bustling with business. Today, he was among the few
businesses servicing the community in this area."
No arrests had been made, police said Tuesday.
Arabo said Dally, who was married with children,
was well-known in the community.
"He was actually probably one of the most
wonderful human beings," Arabo said. "He really believed in
Detroit and he stuck in through thick and thin."