DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A Detroit-area man has been arrested in the Christmas Eve carjacking and slaying of a church musician.

Detroit police say Charles Cox is charged with first-degree murder, felony murder, carjacking and armed robbery. Cox also faces weapons charges.

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He was arraigned Thursday and jailed. A probable cause hearing will be held Jan. 22.

Police say 33-year-old Anthony Tolson was ordered out of his Chevy Trailblazer and shot on the city’s east side. He had just left a Christmas Eve church service and was heading to his mother’s home.

Tolson’s sister Michelle Tolson spoke to WWJ’s Sandra McNeill about the loss of her brother.

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“He was loving, he was an ordained minister, like his father- it really hurts to know that even though he accomplished a lot of things – just had that one more thing that he wanted to do that was important to him and that was — and now he can’t do that,” said Tolson’s sister Michelle.

Tolson’s guitar and gifts for his children were inside the SUV which was taken.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig confirmed that an 18-year-old Inkster man, Darnell Young, who also is a suspect in the slaying has been arrested.


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