Man charged after murder victim found in street

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a 53-year-old Detroit man, Lamar McKay, with a murder that took place Monday night on the city's east side.

The homicide was reported on Feb. 5 at about 5:50 p.m. on the 19400 block of Fleming, said Officer Dan Donakowski, a Detroit Police Department spokesman. That's north of East Seven Mile and east of Dequindre.

Lamar McKay

The victim is described only as a black male in his 30s. He was shot in his head, left shoulder and the left side of his torso. He died at the scene.

At the time, police described the suspect as a black male, wearing a black skull cap, and armed with a rifle. But investigators soon identified McKay as the suspect. At his arraignment Wednesday afternoon, before Magistrate Dawn White, McKay was denied bond on charges of first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of felony firearm, and possession of a weapon by a felon.

McKay has a criminal history dating back more than 30 years.

In December 1983, McKay was sentenced to three to five years for carrying a concealed weapon, and four to 20 years for unlawful manufacture/distribution/possession of a narcotic drug or cocaine, and records show he served five years altogether.

In Oct. 2009 McKay was put on probation for failure to pay child support, and in Feb. 2013 and May 2015 he was put on probation for delivery/manufacture of cocaine under 50 grams, and possession of cocaine under 25 grams, respectively, and was "discharged without improvement" in Jan. 2016.