DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Two men will stand trial this summer in the shooting death of a security guard as he tried to stop a carjacking outside a CVS pharmacy in northwest Detroit.

Ronnie Anderson-Williams, 26, and Jamare Rucker, 20, were arraigned Friday on first-degree murder, armed robbery and firearms charges in connection with the death of 24-year-old Courtney Meeks. Trial was set for Aug. 25.

A competency evaluation was ordered for a third defendant in the case, 24-year-old Jeremy Jackson. He’s expected back in court on May 27.

Investigators say a CVS customer alerted Meeks after seeing two men with guns ordering a woman and a 6-year-old child from a car in the parking lot of the CVS on Feb. 24.

As the driver of the vehicle — another woman — was coming out of the store, she saw what was happening and ran back inside screaming for help.

Police said that’s when Meeks, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, sprang into action. He was shot once in the neck when he approached the car.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig has called Meeks a hero.

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