Harper Woods man charged in Detroit double homicide arrested in KY
Detroit — A 24-year-old Harper Woods man has been charged in a late-January double homicide on Detroit's east side, and on Wednesday he was arrested in Kentucky, police said.
Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood, head of media relations for the Detroit Police Department, said the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Oscar Johnson, 24, Wednesday in Lexington, Kentucky. He would need to extradited to Michigan to face the homicide charges.
Johnson had been meeting the terms of his probation, said Holly Kramer, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Corrections. He had met with his agent on Jan. 8. Now that he is suspected in a homicide, an expedited warrant was issued for his arrest, Kramer said.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Johnson with two counts of first-degree premeditated murder, three counts of felony firearm, and one count of firearms possession by a felon.
Johnson is under Michigan Department of Corrections supervision after being given a two-year probation sentence in January 2019 for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.
The double shooting was at 2:11 a.m. Jan. 20 on the 18700 block of Barlow, south of East Seven Mile and east of Hoover.
Cpl. Dan Donakowski, a Detroit Police Department spokesman, said at the time that both victims were believed to be in their 30s.
One victim was found on the ground outside the driver's side of a black 2006 Chevy Impala. The other victim was found in the passenger seat.
Medics declared both dead at the scene. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victims as Allen and Demarco Armstrong. Both were 31 and died from multiple gunshot wounds. Other Detroit media accounts have it that the victims were cousins.