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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a 12-year-old juvenile male, (DOB: 09/06/2008) in connection with the fatal shooting of D'Vonte Relford, 25, of Detroit. He will be prosecuted as a juvenile respondent.

On May 16, 2021 at approximately 9:28 p.m. Detroit police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 16630 block of Mark Twain Street in Detroit for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located the victim on the ground outside of the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Medics arrived on the scene and transported him to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. It is alleged that the respondent fired a handgun during a physical altercation, fatally striking the victim in the back.

The respondent has been charged as a juvenile with one count of Manslaughter and one count of Felony Firearm. * The preliminary hearing will be held today at 1:30 p.m. before Magistrate Leslie Graves at the Juvenile Detention Center.

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