Man Charged In Double Murder In Detroit

WWJ News
December 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - A 44-year-old man is facing first degree murder and gun charges in a Detroit double slaying

Denard Gilmore of Detroit is scheduled to face a judge this weekend in connection with the killings at a home in the 11740 block of Manor, on the city's west side. 

According to prosecutors, Gilmore got into a "verbal disagreement" with the victims, 69-year-old Anthony Foster and 41-year-old Devon Gillard, in the early morning hours of Thursday, Dec. 12   — before shooting both men with a handgun. 

According to police, the suspect called the parents of one of the victims, which prompted them to go to the home. The parents looked around and nothing seemed out of place, they thought the two victims were sleeping, so they left and returned to their home. The victim's sister thought something seemed suspicious about the situation, so she called police to check the house.

Officers dispatched to the scene discovered the victims on the living room floor, police said, while Gilmore was found seated in a living room chair with the weapon next to him.

When confronted, police said suspect threw a gun into another room and surrendered, telling the officers he "had to do it."

Foster and Gillard were pronounced dead by medics, Gilmore was arrested, and the gun was recovered. 

The victims and the suspect are said to be related, though their exact relationship wasn't specified. All three men lived in the home together, police said. 

An arraignment was set for 11 a.m. Saturday in 34th District Court.