Detroit man arraigned in gas station triple shooting, prosecutor says

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
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A 22-year-old Detroit man was arraigned Sunday on charges stemming from a triple shooting at a gas station Wednesday that killed a teen and injured two people, authorities said.

Timothy Charles McGhee Jr. was charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Morgan Dawkins, 19, of Detroit and the shootings of Angel David, 19, and Tyree Harris, 28, both of Detroit.

Dawkins was an innocent bystander, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said.

McGhee was arraigned in 34th District Court in Romulus on first-degree murder, assault with intent to murder and felony firearm.

Timothy Charles McGhee Jr.

The shootings took place at about 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday at a gas station at the intersection of Conant Street and East Outer Drive on the city's northeast side. Detroit police found Dawkins face down and unresponsive and the two other victims with apparent gunshot wounds. 

All three were transported to a local hospital, where Dawkins was pronounced dead. 

Police said an argument between the suspected shooter and Harris escalated until McGhee allegedly fired a handgun.

In a photo posted to Facebook, Riley can be seen hugging her mother, Morgan Dawkins. Dawkins' grandmother posted the photo on Facebook writing, "We want the world to remember our Morgan."

Family and friends gathered Sunday to release purple-and-white balloons in tribute to Dawkins. The community huddled around her daughter, saying "being in the wrong place, at the wrong time is real," in videos posted to Facebook.

Following the arraignment, McGhee was ordered to remain in jail and his case was assigned to Judge Kenneth King. His probable cause conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on June 3 and a preliminary examination is scheduled for 9 a.m. on June 10.

srahal@detroitnews.com

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