Detroit man charged with murder in crash that killed 2 kids

The Wayne County Prosecutor announced Friday that the Detroit man who led police on a high speed chase Wednesday that killed two children has been charged with murder

Kym Worthy announced Friday that Lorenzo Harris, 29, was charged with two charges of second degree murder. 

He is also charged with fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of an accident causing death, reckless driving, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, unlawful driving away from an accident, carrying a concealed weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Police say Harris was trying run from police in a Camaro Wednesday night through a residential neighborhood on Detroit's east side. Speeds reportedly reached 95 MPH in the area near Frankfort and Nottingham.

FOX 2 learned Thursday that Harris was wanted on a parole violation for possession of meth. His 27-year-old passenger had a record for weapons possession. 

Police said they believed they saw a weapon when they started the chase. They said they called off the pursuit when they realized the men were refusing to stop but neighbors say that wasn't true.

Neighbors watched in horror as the Camaro went 95 miles per hour, crossing Warren, then hitting and killing the Jackson children who were playing in front of their house.

From there it lost control and plowed into a nearby house, another car, and a porch. Also hit and injured at this point, was 3-year-old Darius Andrews and 5-year-old cousin Isaiah Williams and 7-year-old cousin Zyaire Gardner.

Detroit police have also said they believed Harris or his passenger were armed. No weapon was found.

Harris will be arraigned Saturday in Romulus. He will be charged with two counts each of second degree murder, fleeing and eluding, leaving the scene of an accident causing death, reckless driving, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident causing injury, unlawful driving away from an accident, carrying a concealed weapon, and felon in possession of a firearm.

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