2 charged in fatal shooting of Ann Arbor 18-year-old

Staff and wire reports

Ann Arbor — Ann Arbor police say they’ve arrested two 17-year-old youths in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old outside a condominium complex.

Police say Delreno Gracey of Ypsilanti and Jermarius Ellison of Redford were arrested Monday and arraigned in district court in the Oct. 4 death of Jordan Klee. The two are charged with felony murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit unarmed robbery and conspiracy to commit larceny. They are being held without bond.

It wasn’t immediately clear if either Gracey or Ellison has an attorney who might comment on the case.

At about 3 p.m. Oct. 4, at the Pinelake Village Cooperative on the 2700 block of Adrienne, a maintenance man found Klee's body between two complexes, said Lt. Matthew Lige of the Ann Arbor Police Department.

Investigators canvassed the area and learned that witnesses had heard what they believed to be a single gunshot fired about 45 minutes before the body was found, Lige said. But no one called police.

In a message to affiliates of Ann Arbor Public Schools, Superintendent Jeanice Swift said Klee had “passed away suddenly.” The high school senior attended Ann Arbor Pioneer, and Slauson Middle School and Bryant and Northside elementary schools before that, Swift wrote.

“Please reach out and support each other,” the superintendent wrote. “Remember that this hard news affects everyone differently. ... We will need to remain vigilant for all those who may be struggling across our community now as this is a particularly tragic and challenging time.”

In late April, a 20-year-old man was shot on the same block.