Owner of Detroit's Original Hip Hop Shop arraigned on murder charge

Keith Hudson's booking photo. Courtesy: Detroit Police Department

The owner of a popular Detroit hip-hop clothing store has been arraigned on murder charges for the killing of a local man.

Keith B. Hudson, 41, plead not guilty to first-degree premediated murder, manslaughter and felony firearm felony charges. He was remanded to jail.

The victim, Marcel Dubose, 26, is described by family as having a passion for music and would often sell his own CDs on the street.

That's what police say he was doing Monday night when he was shot and killed outside the Original hip-hop shop in Detroit.

The alleged shooter said he was acting in self-defense protecting himself from a robber.
To a father, that doesn't add up.

"He wasn't no angel but he wasn't robbing nobody," said his father Richard Poole.

At one time, Dubose was a star athlete.

"Two-time state champ, national champ, and everything he touched he won. He worked hard. While other kids were sleeping, Marcel was working," said Glenn Washington, his high school wrestling coach.

He turned that work ethic into a college scholarship at Central Michigan and later a career in mixed martial arts.

"I think he was currently with the MMA thing but the college thing didn't work out for him too long," Poole said.

His father says he and his son had a falling out about going back to school and he worried about him selling his music on the street, especially since he had three children to care for.

"One was recently born, one about 2 years old, and another about 4," Poole said.

Hudson will next appear in court for a probable cause conference October 25.