Georgia man charged in fatal shooting of Detroit man

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

A 24-year-old Georgia man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Detroit man, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Thursday.

Darryl Henry Johnson, 24, a resident of Dalton, Georgia, has been charged in connection with the shooting of Otis Coil, a 29-year-old Detroit resident.

Darryl Johnson

The shooting occurred around 11:48 p.m. Tuesday during a gathering with the victim and four others, at a motel in the 14700 block of Eight Mile. When police arrived, they discovered Coil lying on his back with a gunshot wound to his left side.

Coil was provided medical attention at the scene and then transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The shooting allegedly stemmed from an argument between Johnson and Coil. Johnson allegedly pointed a gun at two men and two women inside. 

Johnson allegedly fled on foot but surrendered shortly to Detroit police officers with the help of a relative.

Johnson is charged with first-degree murder, four counts of felonious assault and five counts of felony firearm. He was arraigned Friday in 36th District Court and remanded to jail Friday.

 A probable cause conference is scheduled for April 15. His preliminary examination is scheduled for April 22, both in 36th District Court.