Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Billy Ray Cromer, 35, (DOB: 04/28/1987), and Spencer Louis Cromer III, 18, (DOB: 01/02/2004), both of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Tiffany Joseph, 32, also of Detroit. On October 21, 2020, Billy Cromer was charged with the assault and torture of the victim. Spencer Cromer is the nephew of Billy Cromer.
On July 5, 2022, at approximately 11:07 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 8830 block of Rosemont Avenue in Detroit for a reported dead person observed. Upon their arrival, officers located the victim inside the home suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced Ms. Joseph deceased. It is alleged that on July 4, 2022, Billy Cromer solicited Spencer Cromer to kill the victim. Further facts and evidence will be presented at the preliminary examination.
Billy Ray Cromer has been charged with one count of Premeditated First-Degree Murder. * Spencer Louis Cromer has been charged with one count of Premeditated First-Degree Murder and one count of Felony Firearm. *
They were arraigned and remanded to jail this morning in 36th District Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for August 5, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. Billy Cromer's Preliminary Examination is scheduled for August 12, 2022 at 8:45 a.m., and Spencer Cromer's Preliminary Examination is scheduled for August 12, 2022 at 1:45 p.m., both before Judge Kenneth King. Please request a photograph of the defendants from the Detroit Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.