Three Charged and Arraigned in Fatal Shooting of 14-Year-Old Girl on Waltham Street


DETROIT, MI – Three people have been charged in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl and the non-fatal shooting of a two male occupants of a house located on Waltham Street in Detroit.

On August 3, 2017 at 10:40 p.m. it is alleged that Robert H. Moore, 19-years-old, of Detroit drove with in a car to a location in the 19900 block of Waltham in Detroit and fired multiple shots into the front room of a house fatally striking a 14-year-old girl,  Jamesha McWilliams and injuring two male occupants of the house. It is further alleged that Dwayne A. Sharpe, 24-years-old, and Anthony D. Rodgers, 19-years-old, both of Detroit were in the car with Moore and aided and abetted him during the shooting.




The victims were all privately conveyed to a local hospital. Jamesha McWilliams was pronounced dead on arrival. The male victims were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Moore has been charged with : First-Degree Premeditated Murder, Assault with Intent to Murder, Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle Causing Death, Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle Causing Serious Impairment, Discharging a Firearm at a Building Causing Death, and Discharging a Firearm at a Building Causing Serious Impairment; and six counts of Felony Firearm. Sharpe and Rodgers have each been charged with: First-Degree Premeditated Murder, Assault with Intent to Murder, Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle Causing Death, Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle Causing Serious Impairment, Discharging a Firearm at a Building Causing Death, and Discharging a Firearm at a Building Causing Serious Impairment.

Moore and Sharpe were arraigned on Thursday, August 10, 2017 and were remanded to jail. Rodgers was recently apprehended by the Detroit Police Department and he was arraigned this morning before 36th District Court Magistrate Dawn M. White. All defendants will have their probable cause conference on August 23, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for August 30, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. All hearings are before District Court Judge William McConico in 36th District Court.

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