Macomb County men arrested for fatal drive-by after nightclub dispute

- Arrests have been made 24 hours after a Detroit shooting that killed a young man following an evening at a downtown nightclub.

Dorian Heath, 24, of Sterling Heights, was killed inside a car near Gratiot and St. Antoine downtown Tuesday night.  It happened at 2:30 a.m. when Heath was sitting in the passenger seat as a red Dodge Charger and white Dodge Challenger pulled next to them and opened fire.

Detroit police quickly found both cars and raiding the home of one of the suspected shooters in Clinton Township Wednesday night. Officers found three guns. The second suspect, from Warren, was also arrested. Both men are in their 20s.

Police are unable to reveal the likely motive.
 
"Here's what I can say, it's not random," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig.

Heath's family says the young man, who is usually a homebody, decided to go out with his cousin and two friends Tuesday night. The four went to the Annex nightclub on Adams near Woodward in downtown Detroit. 

"It looks like there was some type of altercation in the downtown area and some shots were fired from one car into another," said Dep. Chief David LeValley. 

Heath's family says at the time of the shooting his cousin who was driving, hit the gas and flagged down a police officer when he realized Heath had been hit twice from the gunfire.

Heath later died in the hospital while police quickly tracked down those shooters.

"The surviving victim gave us some information that didn't help us a lot but it was through the diligent efforts of our investigators that followed up," Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.

Meanwhile as Heath's family plans a funeral for the young man they call kind and easygoing - they still can't help but ask why.

"Multiple families are always touched when you talk about these incidents but it gives families a sense of closure," Craig said. "We are still very much investigating this matter."

Police are confident they have the shooters; those men will be arraigned Friday.
 

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