Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting on Kensington Street

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DETROIT, MI – Cornelius L. Dennis, 32-years-old, was charged by Prosecutor Kym Worthy on September 25, 2018, in connection with the fatal shooting of Roberta Martin, 64-years-old, and the non-fatal shooting of a man and women, all of Detroit.Cornelius Dennis

On September 24th, 2018, at approximately 2:50AM, it is alleged that Dennis forced entry into Ms. Martin’s home located in the 5200 block of Kensington in Detroit and fatally shot her multiple times. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is alleged that Cornelius Dennis also shot a man, and his ex-girlfriend who were inside the home. They were both treated and survived the wounds they sustained. It is alleged that after the shooting Dennis fled from the location. He was brought into custody on November 19, 2018.

Dennis has been charged with First Degree Murder, Felony Murder, two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, and three counts of Felony Firearm.

He was arraigned and remanded to jail this afternoon in 36th District Court. His Probable Cause Conference is on December 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. and his Preliminary Examination is on December 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge William McConico.