2 Detroit teens charged in fatal shooting of teen

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Detroit — The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has charged two teenagers in the shooting death of a teen during a robbery on June 28.

Cody Clark, 16, and Arkeene Broaden, 18, have been charged with felony murder, armed robbery, conspiracy and felony firearm in the death of Martez Johnson, 19.

Clark, who will be tried as an adult, and Broaden were arraigned Thursday morning.

According to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, the incident occurred at about 10 p.m. at a home in the 18100 block of Heyden Street.

Authorities alleged the three teenagers, all residents of Detroit, drove to the home so that Clark and Broaden could allegedly purchase marijuana, but that the actual intent was to rob Johnson once they were at the dwelling.

Clark and Johnson went into the home while Broaden stayed in the car. Once inside, Clark allegedly pointed a gun at Johnson’s head, fatally shooting him when he tried to escape.

According to police, a 25-year-old man living at the home witnessed the shooting and then exchanged shots with Clark before he fled from the home.

Police said that Broaden then began shooting at the 25-year-old as he drove the getaway car north on Heyden toward Seven Mile.

A probable cause hearing for Clark and Broaden will be held July 23 at 8:30 a.m. before 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles. A preliminary hearing for the pair will be held at 1:30 p.m. July 30 also before Judge Giles.


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