Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting at Appliance Store

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DETROIT, MI – Javon Robert Dabney, 26-years-old, of Dearborn Heights, is being charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of a 59-year-old appliance store manager from Garden City, and a 35-year-old employee of the store who resides in Detroit.

On December 5th, 2018, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to an appliance store in the 20100 block of West Warren in Detroit. Javon Dabney purchased several appliances from the store. It is alleged that after delivery, Dabney complained to the store manager, on the phone, as well as in person, that the stove did not work.

The manager advised him that the store did not offer refunds, but would replace the stove he purchased. It is alleged that Javon Dabney argued about the stove and threatened the owner, manager and employees of the store and left. Within 30 minutes, it is alleged that he shot the manager several times, as well as the other male employee who tried to leave the scene. Javon Dabney then fled the scene on foot. An investigation by Detroit police led to the arrest of the suspect.

Javon Dabney has been charged with Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Assault With Intent to Murder, three counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, three counts of Assault With Intent to Commit Great Bodily Harm.

Dabney is expected to be arraigned in 34th District Court in Romulus on Saturday December 8th, 2018.

Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Javon Dabney was on probation at the time of the shootings. He has presvious convictions for:

  • Weapons – Felony Firearms
  • Home Invasion – 2nd Degree – Conspiracy
  • Home Invasion – 1st Degree – Attempt
  • Carry Weapon w/Unlawful Intent
  • Controlled Substance-Possess Narcotic/Cocaine < 25 Grams
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