Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Christopher Calvin Williams, 19, (DOB:07/30/2002), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Denez Dupree, 43, also of Detroit. The two men were not acquainted with each other.

On October 3, 2021, at approximately, 7:35 a.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a gas station in the 11300 block of Dexter Avenue in Detroit for a reported shooting. Upon their arrival, officers located the victim lying on the ground outside of the gas station door. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

It is alleged that the two men had a brief verbal exchange and after a short time the defendant fired a handgun, fatally wounding the victim. The defendant fled from the scene on foot. The investigation by the Detroit Police Department was aided by tips which led to the arrest of the defendant on October 14, 2021.

"It is hard to fathom what we have come to as a society. The allegations in this case illustrate that life can be lost randomly for senseless reasons," said Prosecutor Worthy. "Kindness, consideration, and compassion seem to have no value or place for some people anymore. This is heartbreaking."

Christopher Calvin Williams has been charged with one count of First-Degree Murder, and one count of Felony Firearm *
He was arraigned this afternoon in 36th District Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for November 9, 2021 and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for November 16, 2021 in 36th District Court before Judge Kenneth King. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.