DETROIT, MI – Dawone Cook, 18-years-old, who had been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of his friend Dylan Hemphill, 18-years-old, both of Detroit, failed to show in court today, Friday April 27th, 2018. An arrest warrant has been issued for him.
Today Cook failed to appear for his 10:30 a.m. arraignment in 36th District Court. He will be apprehended by police on the outstanding charge.
On April 2nd, 2018, at 11:55 p.m., at a home in the 17600 block of San Juan, it is alleged that Hemphill and Cook were filming a live video on Instagram while playing with a rifle with a bayonet. Hemphill gave the weapon to Cook, who was handling the bayonet when the gun discharged, striking Hemphill. Hemphill suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Cook called 911 to the location and Hemphill was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cook was placed under arrest, but was released pending the investigation and charging of the case.