Suspects in store shooting arraigned

Tanaka Jayvon Wells

Ronnie Lamont Matthews

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN – Two men from Detroit suspected in the March 15 shooting death of a local businessman were arraigned Monday in 19th District Court before Judge Mark Somers.

Tanaka Jayvon Wells, 19, and Ronnie Lamont Matthews, 18, were charged with murder and armed robbery in the shooting of Jay Shin, 60, the owner of a Sunrise Beauty Supply. Both charges carry a maximum term of life in prison.

Wells also was charged with felony firearm, because he was the only one carrying a gun. That charge carries an additional two years in jail.

Both men were arrested March 18 following an investigation that included the Detroit Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Joint Law Enforcement Violent Offender Task Force.

Police also recovered a silver Mercury Milan, which is believed to be the getaway vehicle stolen in a carjacking incident in Detroit.

They also still are searching for a possible third suspect, a woman with curly hair.

“The arrests in this case were a direct result of the media, crime stoppers and the community working together with the Police Department,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said in a stamement.

Both suspects are being held without bond and are scheduled to have a preliminary examination of the evidence against them April 1.

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