Felon denied bond in double shooting homicide on east side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 25-year-old Detroit man, a felon on probation, has been charged in a double shooting last Wednesday that left one man dead on Detroit's east side.

The shooting took place about 4:15 p.m. on May 22, on the 9800 block of Conner, which is north of Harper.

Police arrived to find two victims. One, now identified as a 37-year-old man, died from his injuries. The other, a 33-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital and is listed in critical condition.


The Wayne County Medical Examiner identified the homicide victim as Thomas Hunter II. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police have arrested 25-year-old Maurice Cargile. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged the suspect with first-degree premeditated murder, assault with intent to murder, one count of being a felon in possession of a gun, and two counts of felony firearm.

The felony on his record is a 2017 offense and plea deal, out of Wayne County, for the delivery and/or manufacture of synthetic marijuana. In April 2018, Cargile was given probation, which was to last through April 2020, according to court records.

Court records show Cargile was denied bond at his arraignment Monday. He's due in court June 3 for a probable cause conference and on June 10 for a preliminary examination, both before Judge Michael Wagner.

Cargile last reported to his probation officer May 15 — a week before the shooting — as scheduled, said Holly Kramer, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Corrections. Only once on probation did he fail to report, but the agent was able to reach him and speak to him. Cargile hadn't failed a drug test on probation.