DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A man has been charged in the fatal shooting and carjacking of a 28-year-old Detroit father waiting with his two young sons in the drive-through of a fast-food restaurant.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Dezmen Faqua,24, of Westland is expected to be arraigned Saturday on first-degree murder, felony murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder, armed robbery, carjacking, felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: From Mackinac to Motor Bella, Major Events Return
Faqua is accused of shooting Christopher Reed multiple times on June 6 as the man sat in his vehicle at a Wendy’s in the 22000 block of Grand River in northwest Detroit. One of his sons, a 9-year-old, was also shot in his right thumb.
Reed’s car, along with his cash and a Rolex watch, was taken after the shooting.
Reed was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His son received treatment and is expected to recover.READ MORE: Rolling Stone Magazine Named ‘Respect’ #1 Song Of All Time
The incident remains under investigation.
According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, Faqua was released from jail in Jan. 2014 after serving a three-year sentence in connection with a laptop theft ring in Detroit. Faqua, who was 19 at the time, was convicted of receiving and concealing stolen property.
In that case, Faqua was one of 10 men involved in the theft of 104 Detroit Public Schools laptop computers, valued at $158,000. Authorities say the ringleaders broke into schools and stole the computers, which were then sold online and to acquaintances. The case also involved Michigan State football player Dion Sims, who pleaded guilty to similar charges. Sims, who now plays for the Miami Dolphins, was sentenced to a year of probation and 15 hours of community service.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You See Another Relief Payment Soon?
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