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Woman charged in Detroit's first homicide of 2021

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 27-year-old woman, Kiantay Lovett-Mccall, faces a charge of first-degree murder in Detroit's first homicide of the year.

Kiantay Lovett-Mccall was charged by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy with first-degree premeditated murder and felony firearm. 

Police arrived on the 18000 block of Griggs just 75 minutes into the new year, at about 1:15 a.m., on a report of a domestic assault, said Latrice Crawford, a spokeswoman for Detroit Police Department.

Officers found a 31-year-old man, Willie Mills, slain. He had been shot multiple times. The woman had been assaulted.

Police believe the two argued and the woman then got a gun and fired. 

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Medics declared Mills dead at the scene.

Police arrested Lovett-Mccall. She was arraigned Sunday at 34th District Court in Romulus, which handles all weekend bond hearings for Wayne County. She was given a $1 million bond.

Maria Miller, spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, said "the charges are based upon the facts and evidence in the case, which will placed on the record in court at the preliminary examination."