Detroit man fires gun through closed door, kills 23-year-old brother, police say

Christopher Johnson charged in fatal shooting of Dazion Zachary

Christopher Johnson (Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

DETROIT – A Detroit man fired a gun through the closed door of a home and killed his 23-year-old brother, police said.

The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. March 31 in the 11700 block of Sussex Street on Detroit’s west side, according to authorities.

Police said they were called to the home and found Dazion Zachary, 23, of Detroit, in the basement with a gunshot wound to his chest. Medical officials arrived and pronounced him dead.

Zachary’s brother, Christopher Johnson, 32, of Detroit, is accused of firing a handgun through a closed door in the home, police said. The bullet struck his brother, fatally wounding him, according to officials.

Johnson has been charged with second-degree murder, discharge in or at a building causing death, felon in possession and a felony firearm violation.

He was arraigned Monday (April 4) at 36th District Court. A probable cause conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. April 19, and a preliminary examination is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. April 26.

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