Farmington Hills Police have arrested three people in the October 15 shooting death of Farmington resident Alex Ward.
The Detroit men – Maliek Thomas Williams, 20, Jamir Dmarco Brown-Gray, 22, and Steven Doinelle Davis, 19 – were arraigned Friday afternoon on multiple charges.
Brown-Gray and Davis face eight counts: Open Murder, Assault with Intent to Murder, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Possession of a Firearm, Discharge of a Weapon in or at a Building Causing Injury, and Discharge of a Weapon in or at a Building Causing Death. Williams was charged with a 10-count arrest warrant that includes identical charges plus Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.
Ward, 22, was killed and a second man was injured during the early morning incident. According to a statement released Friday afternoon, a Farmington Hills officer noticed a vehicle speeding away from the area shortly after a number of 9-1-1 callers reported gun shots. After the vehicle was stopped, all three occupants were taken into custody.
Investigators and evidence technicians working around the clock recovered evidence connecting the three suspects to the murder. Detectives from Farmington Hills also followed up tips and information provided by state, local, and federal law enforcement partners.
South Oakland Narcotics Intelligence Consortium (SONIC – a unit comprised of detectives from the West Bloomfield Township, Farmington Hills, and Novi Police Departments), Southfield Police Department, Oakland County Sheriff’s Auto Theft Unit, Detroit Police Department, Farmington Public Safety Department, Michigan State Police, DEA Detroit, and members of the Oakland County FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, also assisted with the investigation.
The three suspects will be identified following a video arraignment held Friday afternoon at the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills.