(CBS DETROIT) – A 21-year-old Pontiac man has been charged in a double homicide that happened on July 4.
Dazon Mathis was arraigned Wednesday, July 7 and is charged with two counts each of open murder – a life offense – and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. A conviction on the firearm charge carries a mandatory two-year prison term.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: The Political Road Ahead
Mathis is accused of fatally shooting Christopher Cintron-Mateo, 30, and Jonathon Alvarado-Santiago, 29, both of Pontiac.
The incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday outside a home in the 500 block of Valencia Drive.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
Deputies were sent to the home on the report of multiple gunshots fired. The victims were found lying in the street near a Chrysler 300 vehicle, officials say.
Investigators believe the shooting was the result of an altercation between the victims and Mathis.
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