Two Men Charged in Fatal Shooting at Traffic Light
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Courtney Deandre Sweeney, 30 (DOB: 04/10/1988) of Clinton Township, and Dajuan Anton Irving, 29 (DOB: 06/17/1989) of Warren, in connection with the fatal shooting of Dorian Dante Heath, 24.
On November 7, 2018 at approximately 2:20 a.m., the victim was a front seat passenger in a vehicle with three other men. They stopped for a red light at Gratiot and St. Antoine in Detroit. It is alleged that Defendants Sweeney and Irving, in two separate vehicles, fired weapons into the victims' vehicle. The driver of the car with Heath sped away from the gunfire and flagged down Detroit Police officers who escorted the men to a local hospital for treatment. Heath was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The other victims were treated for their injuries.
Sweeney and Irving have both been charged with Murder - First Degree, Weapons Discharge from a Vehicle Causing Death, three counts of Assault with Intent to Murder and five counts of Felony Firearm.*
Both defendants were arraigned out-county on November 10, 2018 before Magistrate Vesta Svenson. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for November 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for November 27, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Ronald Giles in 36th District Court. Both defendants were remanded to jail.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.