Detroit man charged in deadly shooting of 17-year-old boy over Air Jordans on west side
Dante Ford charged with murder in fatal shooting of Corey Harris-Thomas
Dante Tyrell Ford is accused of fatally shooting Corey Harris-Thomas and injuring another man inside a car in the 15300 block of Pinehurst Street near Fenkell Avenue and Meyers Road on Detroit's west side.
Police said Harris-Thomas and his 24-year-old friend met with Ford around 1:30 p.m. June 6 because Harris-Thomas had arranged to sell Ford a pair of Air Jordan shoes.
Ford got into the back of Harris-Thomas' SUV and the three drove around for two blocks at Fenkel Avenue and Pinehurst Street, police said. Ford allegedly pulled out a handgun, so the 24-year-old also pulled out a handgun.
The two men wrestled over the guns, and Ford fired a shot, hitting the 24-year-old in the arm, police said. The 24-year-old fired his gun, and Ford fired again, fatally wounding Harris-Thomas, police said.
Harris-Thomas fell out of the SUV and the car crashed into a fence near Fenkell and Pinehurst, police said.
Ford also sustained a gunshot wound. He got out of the SUV and ran away from the scene, police said.
The 24-year-old man called police and stayed at the scene on Pinehurst Street, police said. When officers arrived at 1:43 p.m., they found Harris-Thomas' body in the street.
Medical officials pronounced Harris-Thomas dead at the scene.
The 24-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Ford was arrested at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday by Detroit police.
He is charged with felony murder, armed robbery, assault with intent to murder, felon in possession of a firearm and a felony firearms violation.
Ford was arraigned Friday in 36th District Court and is being held without bond
Here is some of Local 4's previous coverage of the shooting:
Ford also charged in robbery
Ford has also been charged in a separate incident. Police said at noon Tuesday Ford arranged to meet a 16-year-old boy in the area of Birwood Avenue and Midland Street in northwest Detroit to buy a pair of Air Jordans from him.
Ford is accused of robbing the teen at gunpoint and fleeing the scene.
He has been charged with armed robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and a felony firearms violation.
Ford's Friday arraignment included these charges.
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