2 Charged With Murder Of Man Followed, Gunned Down In Detroit

WWJ News
August 07, 2020 - 10:54 am
Devonte Kenney and Matthew  Williams-Brockman

Devonte Dalvin Kenney,,left, and Matthew Lamar Williams-Brockman (Photos: Detroit Police)

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(WWJ) Two convicted felons are jailed on premeditated murder and gun charges in the death of a 31-year-old man in Detroit. 

The victim was found early in the morning of Tuesfay, July 28, in the 16200 block of Cheyenne St., near Puritan and Schaefer Hwy.

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Police responded to the scene to find a bicycle at the end of a driveway. When officers went into the backyard, they discovered the victim lying in the grass with an obvious gunshot wound.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead by EMS at the scene. 

In the hours following the shooting, police said they were looking for a woman as a possible suspect.

Upon further investigation, however, Wayne County prosecutors say police determined that two men had followed the victim in their vehicles and fatally shot him.

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Matthew Lamar Williams-Brockman, 24, is charged with one count of first degree murder, one count of felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm.

Devonte Dalvin Kenney, 22,  is charged with one count of first degree murder, one count of assault with intent to murder, one count of felon in possession, and three counts of felony firearm. 

Both were arraigned Thursday before 36th District Court Magistrate Joseph Boyer.

Bond was denied, and Williams-Brockman and Kenney were remanded into custody in the Wayne County Jail. 

Both defendants have a felony record. 

Michigan Department of Corrections show Kenney was on probation after a June of 2017 guilty plea to charges of receiving and concealing stolen vehicles and stolen guns.

Williams-Brockman served 2.5 years for a conviction for receiving and concealing stolen cars. He pleaded guilty in May of 2017 and was released from prison last December. 

The motive for the killing is unclear at this time. Prosecutors say further facts and evidence will be presented at the preliminary examination are scheduled for August 20.

Both Williams-Brockman and Kenney will be back in court next week for a probable cause conference in the murder case.