Warren man, 24, charged in fatal shooting during argument

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Shawn Knox

Detroit — A 24-year-old Warren man was denied bond on four felony charges related to a fatal shooting in mid-August on Detroit's east side, court records show.

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On Aug. 10, at 11:50 p.m., police said, the victim, a 22-year-old man, argued with Shawn Knox of Warren about a "past incident." This took place on the 14000 block of Hampshire, north of Harper and west of Chalmers. 

During the argument, police said, the suspect pulled a gun and fired several shots at the victim. Court records identify the victim as Alphonzo Chapman.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office says he died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and his death is a homicide.

Knox was arraigned Wednesday at Detroit's 36th District Court. He faces four charges: second-degree murder, firearms possession by a felon, and two counts of felony firearm.

Magistrate Laura Echartea denied him bond, and he has petitioned for a court-appointed attorney.

Knox is due for a probable cause conference on Oct. 15 and a preliminary examination on Oct. 22, both before Judge Michael Wagner. 

Arguments were the leading-known circumstance preceding homicides in Michigan in 2018, per Michigan State Police.

Knox is on probation with the Michigan Department of Corrections after taking an April 2017 plea deal in Wayne County on two charges of attempt to carry a concealed weapon. He failed to report "as instructed" on Aug. 8, said Corrections spokeswoman Holly Kramer, who added that attempts to reach him on the 13th and 14th were unsuccessful.

By Aug. 20, Wayne County Circuit Judge Michael Hathaway had signed a warrant for a violation of probation, and he was considered an absconder from probation at the time of his arrest.