Woman, 2 men charged in death of Detroit woman family claims was targeted for carjacking testimony

Starkisha Thompson found fatally shot in driveway

Starkisha Thompson was found fatally shot in a driveway, Detroit police said. (WDIV)
Starkisha Thompson was found fatally shot in a driveway, Detroit police said. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A woman and two men have been charged in connection with the death of a Detroit woman who was found dead in a driveway on Detroit's east side.

Starkisha Thompson, 33, was found fatally shot at 8:05 a.m. Oct. 9 in the area of Cordell Street and Collingham Drive, just south of Vernier Road.

Officials said Thompson had multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene by medical officials.

Thompson was recently the victim of a carjacking and had testified in the case. Family members believe Harper Woods police pressured her into testifying and that the shooting was in retaliation for her testimony.

3 people charged

Jah-Lana Streeter, 23, of Detroit, Kenneth Dixon, 26, of Warren, and Corey Holmes, 39, of Detroit, have been charged in connection with Thompson's death.

They are charged with first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder, committing a crime during witness intimidation and retaliating against a witness.

Holmes is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm and three felony firearms violations.

Streeter was arraigned Friday in 36th District Court. Her preliminary examination is scheduled for Nov. 5.

Dixon and Holmes were arraigned Monday in 36th District Court. Probable cause conferences are scheduled for Nov. 5, and preliminary examinations are scheduled for Nov. 12.

All three are being held at the Wayne County Jail.

Starkisha Thompson (WDIV)
Starkisha Thompson (WDIV)


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