DETROIT, MI – The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Tyjon Hites in Monroe, Louisiana. Hites is wanted in Detroit for the fatal shooting of a man during a demonstration over the murder of George Floyd in downtown Detroit.
Tyjon Casaya-Scott Hites, 19-years-old, and Omani Bryant, 22-years-old, both of Detroit, have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Javar Harrell, 22-years-old, and during a recent Detroit demonstration against the murder of George Floyd. Investigation of the case has revealed that it had no connection to the demonstration.
On May 29, 2020 at approximately 11:25 p.m., Detroit police officers responded to the sound of multiple gunshots in the area of Congress and Randolph Streets in downtown Detroit. Officers discovered the victim lying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. EMS arrived on the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The facts and evidence in the case will be placed on the record during the Preliminary Examination. It is alleged that a verbal exchange led to the fatal shooting. Investigation by Detroit Police led to the identification and arrest of Bryant.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has been notified today that Hites was placed under arrest in by the U.S. Marshals Service in Monroe, Louisiana. An update will be sent out when he is returned to Michigan.
Hites has been charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder and Felony Firearm. Bryant has been charged with Accessory After the Fact and Felony Firearm. Prosecutor Worthy said, “The investigation in this case has confirmed that this homicide was unrelated to the George Floyd protests. The investigation into other aspects of this case continue; we cannot release anything further at this time.”
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