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Duo Charged in Minock Street Fatal Shooting

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Joshua Kendall Regland, aka Joshua Kendall Ragland, 22 (DOB: 03/24/1998), of Clinton Township, Michigan and Renita Gail Declouette, 51 (DOB: 04/02/1969) of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of Sherard Alwin Youngblood, 26, of Oak Park, Michigan.

On May 27, 2020 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Detroit police were dispatched to a location in the 14000 block of Minock in response to a shots fired call. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the victim. Medics arrived an transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

It is alleged that, after leaving a gas station and while walking down Minock Street, a vehicle driven by Defendant Declouette, with a passenger in the back seat, pulled up to the victim. A verbal argument escalated, and it is also alleged that the backseat passenger, Defendant Regland, pulled out a weapon and fired, striking the victim. Investigation by the Detroit Police led to the apprehension of the defendants. Facts and evidence of this case will be entered into the record in court at the Preliminary Examination.

Regland has been charged with First Degree Murder and Felony Firearm.* He was arraigned on September 24, 2020 before 36th District Court Magistrate Joseph Boyer. His Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for October 1, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.; his Preliminary Examination is scheduled for October 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. The defendant was remanded to jail

Declouette has been charged with First Degree Murder. She was arraigned on September 24, 2020 before 36th District Court Magistrate Joseph Boyer. Her Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for October 2, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.; her Preliminary Examination is scheduled for October8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. Declouette was remanded to jail. Please contact the Detroit Police Department for photographs of the defendant.

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

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