Pontiac man arraigned in Detroit man’s death

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News
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A Pontiac man was arraigned Tuesday in the shooting death last weekend of a Detroit man inside a vacant apartment, officials said.

Sammy Hall, 41, faces charges of first-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said. He was arraigned Tuesday in 50th District Court before Judge Preston Thomas.

Hall is accused of fatally shooting 50-year-old Detroit resident Anthony Hardie around 1:50 p.m. Saturday on the 10 block of South Mill Street, officials said. Hardie worked as a part-time maintenance man for an apartment complex and was painting a vacant unit when he was shot, witnesses told police.

Police responding to reports of a man shot found Hardie lying inside the vacant apartment with a gunshot wound to the head, officials said. He was transported by STAR EMS to McLaren Hospital-Oakland, where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses also told police a man living across the hall from the vacant apartment was seen discarding an object into a dumpster before walking north on Perry Street. Deputies located a semi-automatic pistol inside the dumpster, officials said.

The weapon was reported stolen from DeKalb County, Georgia.

Hall was spotted by around 12:40 a.m. Sunday walking near Saginaw and Lawrence streets, officials said. He was taken into custody without incident.

Bond was denied at the arraignment Tuesday and Hall remains in Oakland County Jail, officials said. He has one prior felony conviction from West Virginia for dangerous drugs.

Hall is scheduled for a pre-trial conference at 9 a.m. May 7 before Judge Rhonda Fowlkes Gross.


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