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Man, 21, denied bond in 'verbal altercation' killing on east side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 21-year-old Detroit man faces five felony charges, including second-degree murder, in the mid-June shooting death of a 27-year-old man after a "verbal altercation" on the city's east side.

Anfhony West, 21, was denied bond at his arraignment Wednesday at Detroit's 36th District Court. He faces charges of second-degree murder, armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of felony firearm in the June 17 shooting death of a man named Estervanico Dickerson, 27.

Anthony West

The homicide took place about 9:50 p.m. on the 11500 block of Harper, Officer Holly Lance, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, said at the time. That's east of Conner, north of Interstate 94.

Police say a "verbal altercation" started between the victim and an "unknown suspect," who shot the victim. The man was privately conveyed to a hospital, but died from his injuries. 

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said Dickerson died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

West has a probable cause conference scheduled for July 29 and a preliminary examination Aug. 5, both before Judge Kenyetta Jones.