Posted on May 16, 2022

5-Year-Old Caleb Harris Was Shot 9 Times Because He ‘Was Going to Snitch’

Fox 2 Detroit, May 12, 2022

A 5-year-old boy who was murdered along with his mother and her boyfriend inside of a Detroit home in February was shot 9 times, according to documents presented in court on Thursday.

Caleb Harris, 5, was shot and killed on Feb. 18 after authorities say the shooter killed his mom and his mom’s boyfriend. On Thursday, the suspected shooter, Malcolm Hardy, was in court for a preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial for the murder of all three.

Aaron Benson, LaShon Marshall, and her son Caleb were killed that night when authorities said Hardy fired a total of 22 shots out of a gun that was allegedly owned by Benson.

Three witnesses were called including the cousin of Marshall, the first responding Detroit police officer, and a friend of Hardy’s. The friend testified that Hardy had confessed to him what happened inside the home on Evergreen near Finkell.

The friend said the three teens did ‘jobs’ for Benson, which included delivering weed for him.


According to what Hardy told the friend, Hardy and the friend’s brother were at Benson’s home that night. Hardy claimed Benson had grabbed his shirt and tried to punch him, so he grabbed Benson’s gun and shot him with it.

He then said that he shot his girlfriend in the butt by accident and then he shot her in the head, killing her. There was a third person in the house and Hardy allegedly said that he believed little Caleb was ‘going to snitch on him’.

The friend then testified that Hardy shot the little boy in the leg and then shot him in the head.