DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Two people have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 69-year-old Detroit auto parts store manager during a robbery.

Twenty-three-year-old Shawnta Anderson and 39-year-old Leviticus Butler were arraigned Thursday.

anderson oreillyauto r butler 2 Charged In Slaying Of OReilly Auto Parts Store Manager

L) Shawnta Anderson and R) Leviticus Butler.


Anderson showed no emotion, says WWJ’s Stephanie Davis, as Judge Barie Blake-Wood entered a not-guilty plea on her behalf.  She is charged with murder, armed robbery and using a firearm during a felony. Butler is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

A second female, Ebony Ross, also suspected in the murder, is still on the loose.

Surveillance video shows two women running Nov. 1 from an O’Reilly Auto Parts Store on Detroit’s west side after James Haller Jr. was shot once in the head. Haller later would be pronounced dead at a hospital.

Probable cause conferences for Anderson and Butler are scheduled for Nov. 21. Their preliminary examinations are on Nov. 28.


(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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