(CBS DETROIT) — A 32-year-old Detroit man is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his 23-year-old brother.
According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Christopher Johnson was also charged with one count of discharge in or at a building causing death, one count of felon in possession and one count of felony firearm. He was arraigned and remanded to jail on April 4.READ MORE: Michigan Announces $1.5 Million Tuition Giveaway, 100 Children To Receive $15,000
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Authorities say at about 1:15 a.m. on March 31, police were called to a home in the 11700 block of Sussex Street for reports of someone with a weapon. Officers found the victim, identified as Dazion Zachary, of Detroit, in the basement with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say Johnson allegedly fired a gun through a closed door during a verbal dispute, striking Zachary.MORE NEWS: Holiday Travel And Gas: What To Expect At The Pump
A probable cause conference is scheduled for April 19 and a preliminary examination is scheduled for April 26. Officials say sore facts on the case will be placed on the record in court at the preliminary examination.