6 arrested in Warren barbershop shooting death

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

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Six suspects have been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 21-year-old Madison Heights man outside of a Warren barbershop on Saturday, including the 35-year-old man police believe pulled the trigger, Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said Thursday.

Police say the 21-year-old victim was at a barbershop on the 4850 block of East Nine Mile, at about noon Saturday, when an acquaintance entered the shop and called him to come outside. He obliged.

While outside, the victim and another man fired shots at one another. The victim was struck multiple times and died from his injuries.

Four of the suspects, including the man police believe to have fired the shots, are expected to be arraigned at 2 p.m. Thursday. The suspected shooter faces a charge of open murder. Two others are expected to be arraigned Friday.

The five other defendants could face "various charges, including conspiracy," Dwyer said. Thursday morning his detectives were discussing the case with the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office.

Dwyer said it was "very unusual" to see so many people charged in a case like this, and credited the work of lead investigator Kevin Dailey with making such quick progress.

Dwyer described the suspect as a "career criminal" who has "spent most of his adult life in prison."