Man, 19, accused of murder, killing dog
A 19-year-old man, Maurice Elliot Jr., has been charged and arraigned in a Dec. 28 shooting that left a 52-year-old man and his dog both dead on Detroit's east side, court records show.
Charles Reynolds, 52, was one of Detroit's final homicide victims of 2017. A visitor arrived at his home, on the 11800 block of Promenade, to find Reynolds fatally shot, then called police.
Police arrived to find Reynolds dead, and also his pit bull, who had been killed with a gunshot to the eye.
The next day, Reynolds' red van was found burned on Bradford and Park Grove, a little more than two miles away. Reynolds' cell phone had also been stolen.
The police investigation led to charges against Elliot, who was arrested on Jan. 5 and remanded to Wayne County Jail the next day at his arraignment. Elliot faces charges of felony murder, felony firearm, and armed robbery.
Elliot's probable cause conference is scheduled for Jan. 16, and his preliminary exam is scheduled for Jan. 23.