Died on July 10, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan
When a group of Detroit police officers arrested Littleton’s friend on an outstanding warrant, Littleton drew a gun and shot directly at a police officer, but missed. Details are disputed and are not all clearly observable in police video footage released after community demands a week after the shooting. Littleton seems to have been quickly tackled by the police, disarmed when an officer kicked his gun away, and was lying face down when at least some of the 8 (some say 10) shots were fired at him. He was shot in the back of the head at least once. Police Chief James Craig said immediately after the shooting that officers returned Littleton’s gunfire. Protests continue in the streets of Detroit, calling for independent investigation. The police officers involved have not been named, and are on administrative leave pending the department’s investigation.