Sterling Heights man charged in Memorial Day slaying

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Jonathan Goga, a 22-year-old Sterling Heights man, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for his alleged role in a Memorial Day 2017 slaying on Detroit's east side.

On May 29, 2017, Jonathan Garmo, 28, was gunned down in the area of Moross and Lakepointe on Detroit's east side.

Months later, a detective on the case, Keith Treasvant, spoke to Fox 2 News about the case, saying: “My victim, Jonathon Garmo — who we believe is a medical marijuana caregiver or provider — was summoned to the area of Moross and Lakepointe in the city of Detroit. It was at some point and time that we believe an attempted robbery occurred with a shot being fired, striking my victim, and subsequently killing him."

Garmo was found lying in the driveway with a gunshot wound to his chest, said Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Medics took him to an area hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Almost a year later, Goga faces two murder charges. Court records show he was arraigned Tuesday morning and denied bond.

Goga is due in court on June 5 for his probable cause hearing and on June 12 for his preliminary exam, both before Judge Lydia Nance Adams at Detroit's Third Circuit Court.

Detroit Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.