3 Detroit Men Charged With Fatal Shooting Outside Mall

'We do not believe it was a robbery'
By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
January 1, 2016 Updated: January 1, 2016

HARPER WOODS, Mich.  — Authorities have charged three people in a fatal shooting outside a suburban Detroit shopping mall.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office said 18-year-old Brendon Stanton-Lipscomb and 17-year-olds Demetrius Armour and Tyshon Taylor were arraigned Friday on first-degree murder and assault charges and sent back to jail. The Detroit residents are accused of killing 17-year-old Tyrell Lane of Eastpointe last Saturday as he was leaving an Eastland Center store.

Prosecutor’s spokeswoman Maria Miller says they are expected to get court-appointed attorneys.

Prosecutors say the trio was involved in assaults of two other teens at the mall. More details are expected to be released at preliminary examination scheduled for Jan. 20 at Harper Woods district court.

Probable cause conferences have been set for Jan. 13.

Police say it wasn’t a random shooting.


Earlier update:

Man, 18, shot to death outside Detroit-area shopping center

HARPER WOODS, Mich.  — A man arrested after a fatal shooting outside a suburban Detroit shoppingmall was released from police custody.

The man was let go Sunday morning after questioning by Harper Woods investigators, WXYZ-TV and WDIV-TV reported.

No one else was being held Sunday in the slaying of an 18-year-old Eastpointe man outside Eastland Center in Harper Woods.

The victim was shot multiple times just before 6 p.m. Saturday as he walked out of a store at the mall, Deputy Police Chief Ted Stager said.

He later died at a hospital.

“It was not a random act,” Stager said. “We do not believe it was a robbery. It was an intended shooting. At this time, we do not know the motive.”

The man initially arrested was “associated with the shooting,” Stager said Saturday.

The mall, just northeast of Detroit, was placed under lockdown and closed for a time after the shooting.

“It was a scary feeling to be shopping, and then the doors start closing down on you,” shopper Annette Coleman told WXYZ-TV.

Two people were shot near Eastland Center in 2014. In 2010, a man was fatally shot in his car in the mall’sparking lot. Two other men were wounded during another shooting at the mall in 2010.