DETROIT (WJBK) - A suspect is in police custody after two innocent bystanders were shot and killed last week at an apartment complex. One of the victims was a security guard, who was at his first day on the job.
Police had been looking for 69-year-old James Fleming, and we're told by police that the suspect surrendered to authorities in Richmond, Va. Other details weren't immediately given.
The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. November 13 at the Phillip C. Sims Senior Apartments on Dickerson Avenue, near Jefferson.
Police say Fleming had a 30-year-old woman visit him at the complex where he lived and they ingested cocaine. Craig says that's when the suspect allegedly attempted to sexually assault the woman, who fled the location. As she did, she pulled the fire alarm.
"It may have saved her life," Craig said. Crews were dispatched and determined there was no fire, and cleared the location. Meanwhile, the woman escaped the complex.
Police say they believe Fleming then left the location and may have gone to car, where he got a weapon. He re-entered the building and fired the gun, killing two innocent bystanders -- the security guard, who was in his 50s, and a 66-year-old woman who has been identified by family as Bernice Clark. Family has identified the security guard as Kenneth Hall.
Fleming is in Richmond right now, awaiting extradition. Court records show he's due in court there Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile Wayne County Prosecutors have charged him with two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of assault with intent to murder and six counts of felony firearm. He is also charged with one count each of kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct second-degree, and felon in possession of a firearm.