Nightside Report April 5, 2021: Garden City man charged with murder of Detroit officer granted bond, Family seeks justice for mother killed 22 years ago

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Garden City man charged with murder of Detroit officer granted bond

DETROIT – A Garden City man charged in the shooting death of his domestic partner, a Detroit police officer, was granted bond.

Eddie Ray-Jr. Johnson is accused of killing Elaine Williams in their home in Garden City on June 2, 2019. Police said he shot Williams multiple times.

Officers arrived at the home in the 200 block of Belton Street at 11:45 p.m. and found Williams dead inside. Johnson was charged with first-degree murder and felony firearm

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 702,499; Death toll now at 16,239

Metro Detroit weather: Some rain chances later this week

We’re only a few days into April, but we’re already hard at work on those May flowers, with an unsettled week ahead.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A family is seeking justice for a mother who was killed 22 years ago on Detroit’s east side. Click here to read more.
  • With cases surging school districts all across the region including Detroit Public Schools Community District have decided to go virtual this week. Click here to read more.
  • The City of Detroit is launching eight neighborhood COVID-19 vaccination sites, adding to an expansion at TCF Center, to combat surging cases and hospitalizations in the city. Click here to read more.
  • Many districts are going virtual again. However, one private school is going in a different direction. It’s returning to the “party tent” learning model. Click here to read more.

Be Informed

Michigan COVID vaccine eligibility expands to everyone 16+

All Michigan residents who are 16 years old and older are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Starting this week there was also an increase in COVID-19 vaccine doses available for Michigan. The state reported that more than 600,000 doses have been distributed to Michigan.

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Delta Airlines cancels flights due to staff shortage, opens middle seats early

Delta Airlines opened up middle seats on some flights over the weekend after there was a slew of flight cancellations.

Flights in Detroit and Atlanta were canceled because there was not enough staff.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.