Pontiac Man Charged with Murdering Girlfriend of 18 years

PONTIAC, MI – At 4:10 a.m. on Friday April 24th, 2020, Oakland County Sheriff Deputies responded to the Pontiac Substation on the report of a man who had called the Sheriff’s Operations Center and advised he had just killed his girlfriend.

An autopsy revealed the victim, a 43-year-old woman from the City of Pontiac, died from a gunshot wound to the head.

After interviewing the suspect, he confessed to shooting his girlfriend of 18 years twice after a short altercation in her vehicle. The suspect stated he walked to the Pontiac Substation from Osmun Street to turn himself in. The suspect was lodged at the Oakland County Jail.

Roderick Junior Washington (also known as Roderick Junior Brooks), a 46-year-old man, of Pontiac, has been arrested for the homicide. He has prior convictions for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000, Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property as well as Breaking and Entering.

Washington is charged with the following:

Count 1: Homicide – Open Murder – Life Felony

Count 2: Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony – 2 year Felony

Count 3: Weapons – Firearm – Possession by a Felon – 5 year Felony

Count 4: Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony – 2 year Felony

Washington was arraigned on April 25, 2020, in front of Magistrate Robert J. Morad at the Oakland County Jail. Washington’s bond was denied at this time. His next court date will be determined on Monday, April 27, 2020.

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