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2nd suspect charged in premeditated slaying on Detroit's west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 22-year-old man has been denied bond and will remain jailed as he faces a first-degree murder charge related to a May 27 homicide on Detroit's west side, court records show.

Joshua Regland, 22, is the second person to be charged in the May 27 shooting death of a 38-year-old man. The other, a 51-year-old woman named Renita Declouette, was also denied bond.

Joshua Regland

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While Declouette was charged with only first-degree premeditated murder, Regland is also charged with felony firearm. He was arraigned by Magistrate Joseph Boyer of Detroit's 36th District Court, who denied him bond, records show. 

Renita Declouette

Court records indicate Regland has hired a defense attorney, but do not yet say who that is.

At about 7:30 p.m. May 27, in the area of Kendall and Minock — north of Schoolcraft, east of Evergreen — a 26-year-old man was out walking, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said. Preliminary information from the police had it that the victim was 38.

The victim's name was Sherard Alwin Youngblood. He was 26 and from Oak Park.

Police said that a burgundy SUV approached the victim on Minock from the north and a black SUV approached on Minock from the south.

The prosecutor's office alleges that Declouette was driving one of those vehicles, and Regland sitting in the back seat, when the pair approached the victim. They argued with the victim before Regland allegedly pulled out a gun and shot him.

Medics transported him to the hospital, but he was dead on arrival.

The victim had been walking with a woman and told her to hide when the vehicles approached, police said. 

She heard arguing, then gunfire.

The SUVs left and she ran out to the street to find the man fatally shot. 

Regland is due for his probable cause conference on Thursday and his preliminary examination on Oct. 6, both before 36th District Judge Ronald Giles.

Giles is also presiding over Declouette's case.