Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

DETROIT, MI – James Dumas, 39-years-old, of Southfield, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Denard Richmond, 39-years-old of Detroit.

On Thursday July 18th, 2021, at approximately 2:54 a.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to United Coney Island restaurant located at 18800 Joseph Campau Avenue in Detroit for a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located Denard Richmond unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased. It is alleged that James Dumas discharged a handgun during a verbal altercation, fatally wounding the victim. 


James Dumas has been charged with one count of Second-Degree Murder, one count of Assault with Intent to Murder, one count of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and two counts of Felony Firearm.

He was arraigned on July 22nd, 2021, in 36th District Court and given a $100,000 cash/surety bond. He was also ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for August 19th, 2021 and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for August 26, 2021 in 36h District Court before Judge Patricia Jefferson.

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