Detroit Man Charged in West Eight Mile Road Homicide

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Edjuan Darico-Donald Jackson, 27 (DOB: 09/13/1990), of Detroit, in connection with the homicide of Xavier Dawn Pratcher, age 61, of Southfield, MI.

On February 18, 2018 at approximately 2:40 a.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to West Eight Mile Road and Rosemont Street in Detroit. Upon arrival, they discovered the victim lying in the eastbound lanes of West Eight Mile Road with an apparent head injury. Medics arrived and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was transported to the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. It is alleged that on February 18, 2018 at 1:30 a.m. that Jackson struck and kicked the victim while he was crossing West Eight Mile Road. The victim lost consciousness in the roadway and was subsequently struck by a vehicle. Investigation by the Detroit Police led to the identification of defendant.

Jackson has been charged with Murder - Second Degree*. He was arraigned out-county by District Court Magistrate Elizabeth Disanto. The probable cause conference is scheduled for March 6, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for March 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge William McConico in 36th District Court.

*The charges are allegations unless and until the defendant is convicted.