Suspects charged in Detroit security guard's death due in court Tuesday

Courtney Meeks killed Feb. 26 after being shot in CVS store parking lot

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DETROIT - Three men who are charged in a crime spree that ultimately led to the fatal shooting of a security guard in a Detroit parking lot are due in court Tuesday.

Watch live: Hearing for 3 men charged in security guard's shooting

Jeremy Jackson, 24, and 20-year-old Jamare Rucker are accused of opening fire on security guard Courtney Meeks when he confronted them in the parking lot of a CVS store in the 16900 block of Schaefer on Feb. 26.

A third suspect, 26-year-old Ronnie Anderson-Williams, is not charged in Meek's death but is accused of being part of the group when they tried to carjack a woman before Meek's death.

Meeks, 24, who was on duty at the store, was responding to the cries for help from a mother, her young son and another family member who were allegedly being carjacked by the suspects at gunpoint.

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Meeks died from a single gunshot wound to the neck.

Worthy said the suspects got away with the victim's car, but later abandoned it and went into hiding.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said a tip from Crime Stoppers led them to the suspects, including one who made a "full confession."

Additionally, Worthy said the three are also facing charges for trying to carjack a woman before Meek's death. They allegedly robbed a woman in the 17100 block of Hartwell Street, but her car wouldn't start. Worthy said Anderson-Williams then left the group and went home.

A breakdown of the charges

  • Jeremy Jackson: felony murder, armed robbery, carjacking, felony firearm
  • Ronnie Anderson-Williams: armed robbery, carjacking, felony firearm
  • Jamare Rucker: felony murder, armed robbery, felon in possession of firearm, felony firearms

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