Man, 21, arraigned in Detroit homicide

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A suspect in the murder of a 20-year-old Detroit man was remanded to the Wayne County Jail after following his arraignment Wednesday at Detroit's 36th District Court, records show.

Devontae Perry, 21, was arrested and arraigned a day after the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office sought charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, armed robbery, felony firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon, court records show. He was denied bail and will be in jail through the conclusion of the case. 

Perry is accused of killing 20-year-old Sammuel Newell on Detroit's east side on the night of Dec. 13. 

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The shooting took place around 9 p.m. on Dec. 13, on the 9100 block of Boleyn, said Officer Dan Donakowski, a Detroit Police Department spokesman. The area is on Detroit's east side, just north of Interstate 94 and west of Cadieux.

Police notifications from that night have it that a witness heard shots fired, then looked outside and saw the victim on the ground, shot.

Medics responded, but Newell died by the time he arrived at the hospital. 

Newell's death was the result of a gunshot wound to the head, says the Wayne County Medical Examiner. His death was ruled a homicide.

Perry's probable cause conference is scheduled for Jan. 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Deborah Langston.