Sex offender wanted in double murder may be headed to Tennessee

- Detroit police are searching for a double murder suspect who is considered armed and dangerous.

James Fleming is accused of shooting and killing a security guard and a woman at a senior living complex on the city's east side. 

Police believe the suspect, James Fleming, may be headed to Tennessee. DPD released a photo of Fleming's blue Chrysler Town and Country minivan with Tennessee plates. The license plate number is 2e58y0.

WEB UPDATE: Police are looking for a second person in connection to the murders who they are calling a person of interest. See second photo in gallery of tweet below.

 

Bernice Clark was one of two people gunned down inside Eastside Senior Apartments on Dickerson. She was like a mother to so many. The 66-year-old was said to be loving and giving. 

They are furious about what looks like a random and senseless killing allegedly committed by Fleming, 69.

"This lady brought me in and loved me, why would you take her from us," said Lillian Hannah, a friend of Bernice Clark. "You think we're not angry? We're pissed."

"This is nothing but a cowardly act and we know who he is," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Fleming in described as 6 feet, 5 inches to 6 feet, 7 inches and very slim, with a light complexion and short gray hair. He was wearing all black and is considered armed and dangerous.

Fleming has a history of criminal sexual assault. for which he was convicted for. Tuesday night police say had snorted some cocaine with a 30-year-old woman, tried to sexually assault her.

When she ran he apparently got a .38 caliber firearm and shot Clark and the 50-year-old unarmed security guard inside the complex. It was Kenneth Hall's first day on the job.

"He was excited to start his new job," said Hall's niece.

Kenny's niece says he was a hard-working father and husband who loved traveling and would do anything for anybody. She knows the night a gunman decided to take 2 lives her uncle would do what he could to stop him.

"I knew that he was doing what he would have done, no matter what," she said. "He would have been a protector and tried to stop whatever."
 

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