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Argument over tires preceded Warren homicide; suspect denied bond

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Warren — A 28-year-old Detroit man was denied bond Tuesday at his arraignment on two felony charges in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man early Sunday morning.

Ddior Thomas-Hughes was arraigned Tuesday at Warren's 37th District Court on charges of second-degree murder and felony firearm. He was denied bond and will remain lodged at Macomb County Jail in Mount Clemens.

Ddior Thomas-Hughes

If convicted on the homicide charge, Thomas-Hughes could be sentenced to any number of years, including life in prison.

The shooting took place about 1:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Warren Manor apartments, on the 21500 block of Dequindre, north of Eight Mile. 

Previous coverage: Police arrest 2 men in Warren's 8th homicide of year

Victim Matthew Hayes, 24, met with two men, 27 and 28. The men began to argue, said Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer, a continuation of arguments regarding "tires, rims, and a lot of other stuff" the men had been having over the phone for the past month. 

One of the men allegedly pulled a gun and fired four shots, striking the victim in his chest. Hayes had a gun of his own and fired back, but collapsed and died from his injuries, Dwyer said.

Police tracked two suspects to a four-unit condo building on the 7700 block of Poe, north of West Grand Boulevard and west of the Lodge Freeway on Detroit's west side, and arrested both. But while Thomas-Hughes was arraigned Tuesday, a 27-year-old suspect has been released, pending further investigation, Dwyer said.