Murder suspect charged in circuit court

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK – First-degree murder charges continue for a 34-year-old man accused in the April shooting death of another man in a Fort Street parking lot.

Shannon Maurice Henderson was arraigned Tuesday in the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County where he will face a life sentence if convicted.

Henderson was arraigned before Judge James Callahan, and remained in custody after the hearing.

During an earlier arraignment in 25th District Court, Henderson was charged with first-degree murder, a felony carrying mandatory life imprisonment, in the shooting death of Adrian Deshaun Bell. Henderson faces additional charges of felony use of a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm, both two-year felonies. Henderson is also charged as a fourth-time habitual offender.

Bell died on April 24 of two gunshots to the chest. Injured, he went into White Castle, 2115 Fort St. to ask for help. First responders attempted to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and Bell was transported to Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center in Dearborn where he soon died from his injuries.

Four witnesses testified during a district court hearing, and said that Bell was seen early on April 24 arguing with Henderson. River Rouge Police Officer Dasumo Mitchell said he observed Henderson driving a light colored El Camino along Visger Road that day, and reportedly made an obscene gesture to Bell and his girlfriend, and Bell chased after Henderson.

No further court dates have yet been scheduled.