Thu. Oct 21st, 2021

DETROIT, MI – Matthew James Reeves, IV, 22-years-old, of Detroit, is now facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Rayne Nicole Dennis, also of Detroit.

On November 8th, 2020, at approximately 8:25 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to the 9100 block of Beaconsfield in response to a 911 call about a shooting.  Upon arrival, the officers located 16-year-old Rayne Dennis inside the residence, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Medics arrived at the scene where they transported her to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

It is alleged that Matthew Reeves drove to the residence on Beaconsfield to pick up his daughter from her mother when an argument ensued and became heated. 

It is further alleged that Reeves went to his vehicle, retrieved a handgun, approached the residence and fired his weapon into the front room window of the house, fatally shooting Rayne Dennis.  Rayne was the step-sister of the infant’s mother. 

Matthew Reeves fled the scene in his vehicle.  The investigation by the Detroit Police Department led to the apprehension of the defendant.

Reeves has been charged with First Degree Murder, four counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, Discharge of a Firearm in/at a Building Causing Death, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and five counts of Felony Firearm.  The defendant will be arraigned after 1:00 p.m. today  in 36th District Court.

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