By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — University of Michigan-Dearborn student athlete KaBria Arnold, 20, was shot and killed Nov. 10 following her work shift at Meijer, 21431 Grand River Ave.
Arnold’s body was found near Pilgrim and Bentler a mile from her house with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detroit police are investigating the murder and are asking anyone with information to call their homicide unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 800-773-2587.
Arnold, a junior at UM-D, was a pitcher on the school’s softball team after enrolling in fall 2018. She was studying to becoming a registered nurse with a major in public health.
Arnold attended and graduated from Renaissance High School in Detroit
Qiana Arnold, posted a message on Facebook stating her sister Kabria Arnold’s journey ended way too early.
“In times like this you cherish the memories you had but also feel the immense pain of knowing that there are future memories that you will no longer be able to make,” she wrote. “I just don’t understand. When we last spoke we talked about our holiday plans and had just ordered our family matching Christmas pajamas. I wouldn’t wish this feeling on anyone.”
A GoFundMe account has been set up for funeral expense and homegoing service with a goal of $15,000. As of Nov. 14, the fundraiser collected $18,153 from 290 donors.
“KaBria Arnold was a genuinely loving, bubbly, giving, beautiful spirit with a bright future ahead of her,” the page read. “KaBria’s energy would light up every room she walked in and she always left others with a lasting impression and a smile. KaBria was extremely giving and often gave her last to make sure her loved ones were OK.”
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected])