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A 20-year-old Detroit man has been charged in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred early Sunday morning at a motel on the city's east side.

Malik Pickett faces charges of second-degree murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm in the incident at the Cabana Motel, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. 

Around 5:30 a.m., a 42-year-old man got into an altercation at the motel, which is located in the 12200 block of Harper, Detroit police say. There was a fight outside the club when a third man, whom police have identified as Pickett, drove by. Upon seeing the fight, the man exited his vehicle and fired shots, striking the victim in the back, Dontae Freeman, a police spokesman, said. 

Originally, police thought the victim had been in an altercation with a security guard at the club.

A relative arrived and transported the victim to an area hospital, but he died, Freeman said. 

Pickett was denied bond at his arraignment Wednesday afternoon, and will remain at Wayne County Jail as his case is decided.

He is due in court on June 28 for a probable cause conference and on July 5 for a preliminary exam, both before Third Circuit Court Judge William McConico.

 

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