Antonio James Hicks (Detroit Police Department)
Detroit— A 19-year-old man was charged Thursday in the killing of his stepfather and wounding of his mother.
Antonio James Hicks, 19, was arraigned in 36th District Court onfirst-degree murder, assault with intent to murder and felony firearm charges. He is scheduled for a preliminary examination June 10 before District Judge Michael Wagner.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Hicks on Wednesday in the shooting death of his stepfather, 41-year-old Johnny Clyburn, and the non-fatal shooting of Hicks’mom, Nicolina Pace, 40.
Investigators say Hicks shot Clyburn several times early Tuesday after an argument. Hicks then turned the gun on his mom. The shootings occurred in the family’s home in the 5900 block of Woodhall in Detroit.
Hicks fled the home and his mother called 911. The couple were taken to a nearby hospital where Clyburn died. Pace was treated at St. John’s Hospital for her two gunshot wounds, including one to her leg, according to family members. She released the same day, according to hospital spokesman Brian Taylor.
Clyburn, an active-duty airman, had arrived home after work at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. Police said the altercation between Clyburn and Hicks erupted after the two argued about the younger man getting therapy for mental illness.
Hicks apparently moved in with Pace and Clyburn about three months ago from Florida, where he was living with his father, relatives said.