Man, 31, denied bond in strip club homicide

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 31-year-old Detroit man facing murder and gun charges in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man outside a Michigan Avenue strip club in December has been denied bond in the case.

The shooting took place Dec. 27 at about 2:15 a.m., outside the Crazy Horse strip club on the 8100 block of Michigan, west of Central.

Howard Copeland, 31, faces charges of second-degree murder and felony firearm.

Howard Copeland

Officer Holly Lowe, a Detroit police spokeswoman, said there was an altercation between the 24-year-old victim and a group of men, and the victim was shot. He died from his injuries.

Video of the fight showed the suspect leave the scene in a black Jaguar, police said.

Wayne County Medical Examiner records identify the victim as Denard Burton. 

At his arraignment Friday, Copeland was denied bond and was remanded to Wayne County Jail.

He's due in court on March 28 for a probable cause conference, and on April 3 for a preliminary examination, both before Judge William McConico.