St. Clair Shores Man and Lansing Man Charged in
Woodward Avenue Coney Island Fatal Shooting
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Connor Craparotta, 23 (DOB: 08/07/1997) of St. Clair Shores and Andrew Lee Harris, 24 (DOB: 05/09/1996), of Lansing, in connection with the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old woman.
On August 8, 2020 at approximately 2:22 a.m., Detroit Police officers were dispatched to a coney island restaurant in the 3400 block of Woodward Avenue in response to a shooting in progress call. Upon arrival, the officers located a 23-year-old woman inside the location with obvious gunshot wound. Medics arrived and declared the victim deceased at the scene. It is alleged that Defendants Craparotta and Harris entered the location. An argument with a patron escalated into an exchange of gunfire. In addition to the fatal shooting of the 23-year-old woman, Defendant Craparotta sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound. A 60-year-old man and a 24-year-old man also sustained non-fatal gunshot wounds in the melee.
Both defendants have been charged with Murder - Second Degree, two counts of Assault With Intent to Murder, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Carrying with Unlawful Intent and four counts of Felony Firearm.*
Additionally, Defendant Harris has been charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm.*
A warrant request had been presented for a 26-year-old Lansing male at the scene, which was denied because it has been determined that he acted in lawful self-defense.
Defendant Harris was arraigned on August 11, 2020 before 36th District Court Magistrate Dawn White. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for August 25, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for September 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenyetta Stanford-Jones in 36th District Court.
Arrangements for Defendant Craparotta's arraignment have not yet been made. An update will be released when the information becomes available.
Please contact the Detroit Police Department for photographs of the defendants after their arraignment.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.