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Courtney Deandre Sweeney, left, and Dajuan Anton Irving (Booking photos)

2 Charged With 1st Degree Murder In Shooting Of Sterling Heights Man At Traffic Light

November 14, 2018 - 3:21 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - A pair of Macomb County men have been charged in a fatal shooting at a traffic light in Detroit's stadium district.

The victim,24-year-old Dorian Dante Heath of Sterling Heights, was a front seat passenger in a Lexus with three other men when they stopped at a red light at Gratiot Ave. and St. Antoine, just south of Ford Field, early in the morning of November 7.

According to investigators, two gunmen in separate vehicles pulled up beside the Lexus and opened fire, striking Heath and three other men. 

Heath, who was shot in the neck, was pronounced dead on arrival at a local hospital where the wounded men were treated for their injuries. 

Following an investigation, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that the alleged shooters -- 30-year-old Courtney Deandre Sweeney of Clinton Township and 29-year-old Dajuan Anton Irving of Warren -- have been charged with the following: first degree murder, weapons discharge from a vehicle causing death, three counts of assault with intent to murder and five counts of felony firearm,

Both Sweeney and Irving were arraigned out-county on Nov. 10, and remanded to jail without bond. 

They are scheduled to appear for a probable cause conference on November 20, followed by a preliminary exam on Nov. 27, both before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court.  

Further details, including a possible motive for the killing, have not been released.