Woman, 27, charged with murder after shooting her boyfriend, 31, dead

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DETROIT – A 27-year-old woman faces a first degree murder charge for the shooting death of her 31-year-old boyfriend.

The death of Willie Mills is Detroit’s first homicide in 2021. It happened less than two hours after the start of the new year.

Kiantay Lovett-McCall is accused of shooting her boyfriend, Mills, repeatedly in the early morning hours of Friday January 1, when an argument escalated and she retrieved a gun and started shooting. shoot, according to a Wayne County District Attorney’s Office press release. Lovett-McCall had also been assaulted, Detroit News reports.

At 1:39 a.m. on Friday, Detroit Police officers were dispatched to a house shared by Lovett-McCall and Mills on the 18,000 block of Griggs Street, the statement said. When they arrived, the suspect was outside; the police quickly detained her. Inside the house, they found Mills lying on the floor with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Doctors declared him dead at the scene.

Lovett-McCall was arraigned in Wayne County 34th District Court on Sunday January 3 for first degree murder and firearms. First degree murder is punishable by life imprisonment without parole. Lovett-McCall has received a $ 1 million bond. His preliminary examination was not scheduled.

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