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Suspect in Detroit double homicide arraigned on murder, felony firearm charges

Family working to cope with loss

Gilmore Sylvester. On Dec. 16 Gilmore was arraigned on two counts of first degree murder and two counts of felony firearm. Photo: Detroit Police Department.
Gilmore Sylvester. On Dec. 16 Gilmore was arraigned on two counts of first degree murder and two counts of felony firearm. Photo: Detroit Police Department.

DETROIT – A family devastated by a double homicide is working to cope with the loss.

Vietnam veteran Anthony Foster, 69, and his nephew, Devon Gillard, 41, were killed at a home on Manor Street, near the intersection of Meyers and Plymouth roads. When police responded to the fatal shooting Dec. 12 in Detroit, the shooter allegedly told them he “had to do it."

On Dec. 13 the family held a vigil, hoping to find some peace.

Angela Gipson remembers her uncle Foster.

“Loving, family oriented, funny, just loved everything. Would give you anything,” she said.

Police said there were three people inside the home when a fight broke out. Police said 44-year-old Sylvester Denard Gilmore pulled out a gun and fatally shot the other two men.

On Dec. 16 Gilmore was arraigned on two counts of first degree murder and two counts of felony firearm.

You can watch the scene from the vigil in the video player below.



Devon Gillard. (WDIV)
Devon Gillard. (WDIV)
Anthony Foster. (WDIV)
Anthony Foster. (WDIV)

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