Fourth suspect, 16, arrested in Eastland Mall murder

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Harper Woods police have arrested the fourth suspect in the fatal day-after-Christmas shooting of Tyrell Lane at Eastland Mall.

Tyler Maurice Tate, a 16-year-old Detroiter, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder, false report of a felony, and lying to a peace officer.

Tate is being charged as an adult. His probable cause conference is on Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m. and his preliminary exam is Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings will take place at 32-A District Court.

Police made three of the four arrests in the case days after the 18-year-old victim was slain. One of the arrested men, Brendon Stanton-Lipscomb, was convicted of first-degree murder in July and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The others, Tyshon Taylor and Demetrius Armour, are awaiting trial in Wayne County Circuit Court. Harper Woods police believe Tate is the last suspect who hadn’t been arrested.

“Homicide investigations are extremely complex in nature, and our detectives have tirelessly worked for ten months to ensure every suspect involved in this terrible crime has been brought to justice,” police chief Jim Burke said in a statement announcing Tate’s arrest.

Police said it remains an ongoing investigation.