Teen, 17, charged in double murder over gun swap

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
David Mcnair

A second suspect has been charged in a mid-February murder Detroit police believe started as a meet-up to swap guns.

David McNair, 17, faces six charges in the Feb. 21 homicide of Deonta Blinco and Javionne Trotter on the city's west side.

McNair faces one charge of first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of felony murder, one of armed robbery, one of felony firearm and one of carrying a concealed weapon.

Also charged is Christopher Pritchett, 18, who faces an identical six charges.

Police believe that around 2 p.m. on the 1600 block of Buena Vista — south of Davison, west of the John C. Lodge Freeway — the suspects and the victims were meeting up to swap guns: the victims' one gun for the suspects' two guns, police said.

Instead, police say the suspects robbed the victims and then opened fire on them. Blinco died at the scene. Trotter died at the hospital. 

Suspect Pritchett was arraigned on Feb. 28 and ordered to be held without bond at Wayne County Jail as his case is decided. McNair was arraigned Wednesday and also ordered to be held without bond, and is at Wayne County Jail.

The guns involved have not been recovered. 

Maria Miller, spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, said it's anticipated the two cases will be consolidated.