Three men who are charged in a crime spree that ultimately led to the fatal shooting of a security guard in a Detroit parking lot are due in court Tuesday.
Jeremy Jackson, 24, and 20-year-old Jamare Rucker are accused of opening fire on security guard Courtney Meeks when he confronted them in the parking lot of a CVS store in the 16900 block of Schaefer on Feb. 26.
A third suspect, 26-year-old Ronnie Anderson-Williams, is not charged in Meek's death but is accused of being part of the group when they tried to carjack a woman before Meek's death.
Meeks, 24, who was on duty at the store, was responding to the cries for help from a mother, her young son and another family member who were allegedly being carjacked by the suspects at gunpoint.
Meeks died from a single gunshot wound to the neck.
Worthy said the suspects got away with the victim’s car, but later abandoned it and went into hiding.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said a tip from Crime Stoppers led them to the suspects, including one who made a “full confession.”
Additionally, Worthy said the three are also facing charges for trying to carjack a woman before Meek’s death. They allegedly robbed a woman in the 17100 block of Hartwell Street, but her car wouldn’t start. Worthy said Anderson-Williams then left the group and went home.
A breakdown of the charges
- Jeremy Jackson: felony murder, armed robbery, carjacking, felony firearm
- Ronnie Anderson-Williams: armed robbery, carjacking, felony firearm
- Jamare Rucker: felony murder, armed robbery, felon in possession of firearm, felony firearms