Twin Brothers Charged in Nicky D’s Coney Island Assault

DETROIT, MI – Twin brothers Dwight Samuels and Duane Samuels, both 61-years-old, of Detroit, will face a judge and will be formally charged today in the assault of a man at Nicky D’s Coney Island.

On June 19th, 2019, at 2:00 a.m., it is alleged that the 61-year-old twin brothers, entered a Nicky D’s Coney Island in the 15700 block of West 7 Mile and argued with patrons in the restaurant. The brothers, one armed with a metal pipe, and the other armed with a gun,  attacked a 40-year-old man after they were told the restaurant does not sell fried mushrooms.

The victim was beaten with the pipe and subsequently shot in his face. The defendants fled from the scene in a car. The Detroit Police Department asked the public for information about the incident and were able to apprehend the defendants.

Dwight Samuels and Duane Samuels have been charged with: Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Felony Firearm. They are expected to be arraigned in 34th District Court today, after 11:00 a.m.

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