Son Of Contours Founder Murdered In Detroit
(Detroit-WWJ) Detroit Police say the son of one of a founding member of the Motown singing group The Contours was shot to death at the Detroit night club he managed early New Year’s Day.
Police say 39 year-old LaMark Billingslea was shot in the neck as he tried to break up a fight between patrons of HR’s Lounge on Detroit’s northeast side.
Billingslea was the son of Joe Billingslea, who helped start The Contours, which had a string of Motown hits in the 1960’s, including “Do You Love Me?”
A police spokeswoman says two women were also wounded. They were treated at a hospital and released.
Friends of Billingslea did not wait for an ambulance and started to drive the wounded man to a hospital, but got into an accident. Detroit Police then took over. Billingslea was prounced dead at a hospital.
As of late Monday night, police had no suspects in custody.
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