Man charged with first-degree homicide in 17-year-old's shooting death in Warren

Keneth Cutts fatally shot in neck


WARREN, Mich. – A 25-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday in connection with the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old in Warren.

Larry Londra Walker was arraigned on one count of first-degree homicide and a felony firearms violation.

Walker is being held without bail.


Kenneth Cutts killed

People who live in the neighborhood near Paige Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard said teens have been fighting repeatedly in the street. 

They said those fistfights have recently ended with gunfire. 

"It was just guys, and they were just fighting each other down there," said Lisa Chapman, who said she is fed up with the fighting and gunfire. 

Warren police were called to the neighborhood on Saturday on a report of shots fired. Two shell casings were found, but no one was injured. 

Sources said two males rolled up on Monday and started shooting. Kenneth Cutts, 17, was hit in the neck and taken to St. John Hospital. 

UPDATE: Friend describes heartbreaking moments after Warren teen was fatally shot

"Stop doing this stuff. This black-on-black (violence), it don't make sense," said Chapman.

Chapman, a grandmother, is convinced that it's time for her to move because of the repeated violence.

"I'm scared. When (grandchildren) come over and visit, I am scared to let them go outside and play. We just stay in the house because of this bullcrap that goes on," she said. 

Teen dies in hospital

Cutts died about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Warren police said. 

Two people in custody

One person was taken into custody Monday night and a second suspect was taken into custody Tuesday morning.

Friend describes moments after shooting

Cutts' best friend held him in his arms while they waited for an ambulance.

Cutts was a senior at Roseville High School and a star football player.

Cutts’ friend, Cedric-Smith Cole, was involved in a fight after a basketball game on Sunday. Cutts went to meet Cole on Monday when the same men from the fight rolled up and started shooting, police said.

"I pulled him in the house and grabbed the towels, but there was too much blood," Cole said. "I was holding his hand. I told him, 'If you die, bro, I love you.' Then I squeezed his hand, and then he died."

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