Man, 31, charged in October slaying in Detroit's west side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 31-year-old man has been arrested, charged and denied bond in the Oct. 4 slaying of a 20-year-old man during an argument on Detroit's west side.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Michael Terry with first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of felony firearm, and one count of weapons possession as a felon. 

About 6 p.m. Oct. 4, two men, 20 and 30, argued on the 9600 block of St. Mary's. That's north of West Chicago and east of the Southfield Freeway. 

October 4:Man, 20, killed in shooting on Detroit's west side

Michael Terry

Police say that during the argument, the 30-year-old, who was just days from his 31st birthday, pulled out a gun and fired a shot, before fleeing. 

At the time, police described the suspect, later identified as Terry, as "known."

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

Terry's prior felony, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections, owed to a 2010 Oakland County plea deal for armed robbery. Terry was given a 2.25- to 20-year sentence, and served eight years before being discharged in May 2018.

Terry was arraigned Tuesday at Detroit's 36th District Court by Magistrate Malaika Ramsey-Heath, who denied him bond. Terry has petitioned for a court-appointed attorney.

He's due back in court Jan. 5 for a probable cause conference and Jan. 11 for a preliminary examination, both before Judge Roberta Archer.