Detroit — A teen shot dead by a friend over the weekend has been positively identified by the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office.
Kimberly Muse, 19, was shot in the chest just before 2 p.m. Sunday on the 3200 block of Oakman, said Mary Muzur, a spokeswoman with the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. Detroit Police had initially said Muse was 16.
Charged were two men: Devin Taylor Brown, 21, charged Wednesday for firing a single gunshot into Muse’s chest and Kermil Smith, 18, who was in the house during the shooting and lied to police when they arrived to investigate Muse’s death.
Both were arraigned in 36th District Court on Wednesday, Brown on charges of manslaughter, manslaughter death by weapon aimed with intent but without malice, and Smith on charges of accessory after the fact, obstruction of justice and lying to a police officer.
Police initially believed the incident was an accidental shooting, said Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody.
Relatives identified Muse at the hospital. Her mother confirmed her identity with the medical examiner’s office late Wednesday, Mazur said.
Brown and Smith are expected to appear in 36th District Court Oct. 24 for preliminary exams.