Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has charged Ralph Anthony Marshall, 17, (DOB: 11/10/98) of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Erica Garner, 43, of Detroit. On January 27, 2016, at East Eight Mile Road and Ryan Road at approximately 6:30 p.m., Ms. Garner was waiting to pick up her son from basketball practice when Marshall approached her armed with a gun to steal her car, and fatally shot her in the head. Detroit police officers near the crime scene attempted to investigate Marshall; it is alleged that he fled on foot, but was later arrested by the police.
Marshall has been charged with Felony Murder, Carjacking and Felony Firearm. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and the Detroit Police were informed that Marshall was not scheduled to be arraigned today. However, he was arraigned this afternoon and remanded to jail. His probable cause conference is on February 5, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. and his preliminary examination is on February 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Kenneth King. A photograph of Marshall is attached.
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