Teen accused of fatally shooting woman, 18, in Dearborn charged

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A 17-year-old accused of fatally shooting a woman on Aug. 29 has been charged, officials said Monday.

Antonio Lavelle Sims was arraigned Monday in 19th District Court in Dearborn on a first-degree murder charge and a felony firearm charge, according to authorities. A judge ordered him held on a $1 million bond and scheduled a probable cause conference in the case against him for Oct. 1.


Dearborn police and U.S. Marshals arrested Sims Friday, officials said.

Police officers were called at about 8 p.m. on Aug. 29 the 20000 block of Michigan Avenue near Evergreen Road for a report of a shooting and one injured person. The suspect in the shooting, later identified as Sims, had fled the scene, they said.

Officers arrived and found the victim, an 18-year-old woman, wounded. Medics took the woman to a hospital, where she died from her injuries, police said.

Investigators said they believe Sims shot the woman after a fight. 


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