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Detroit Man Charged In Double Homicide At Senior Housing

December 14, 2018 - 12:45 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - A Detroit man has been charged in connection with a double homicide that happened at a senior housing building in November. 

Wayne County prosecutors allege that 69-year-old James Fleming shot Kenneth Hall and Bernice Clark just after 9 p.m. on Nov. 13. 

Police were called to the apartment building on Dickerson road just after 9 p.m. When they arrived, police say they found 50-year-old Hall, a security guard, unresponsive outside the building, with a gunshot wound. The police then discovered 66-year-old Clark, who also had been shot, in the first-floor hallway. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Additionally, according to authorities:

"A 30-year-old female victim who knew Fleming alleged that she was in his apartment when he sexually assaulted her on the same evening.  She was able to escape the apartment, and report her attack to the officers at the homicide scene.

"It is alleged that Defendant James Fleming, a resident of the building, engaged in an altercation with another person and locked himself out of his apartment.  After Mr. Hall opened his door for him, it is alleged that Fleming discharged his weapon at Mr. Hall, striking him.  It is further alleged that the defendant fired his weapon at other people as he exited the building fatally striking Ms. Clark."

Fleming has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of assault with intent to murder and six counts of felony firearm. He is also charged with one count each of kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct second degree,  and as a felon in possession of a firearm.

Fleming will be back in court on Dec. 21 for a probable cause conference. He's been remanded to jail.