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Detroit man charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the LGBTQ kill

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A 26-year-old man was charged with numerous crimes, including first-degree murder and four weapons counts for allegedly assaulting two gay men in Detroit, one of whom is a woman.

Authorities suspect Demetris Nelson, the gay dating app Grindr to target and the 31-year-old Brian Anderson, the 26-year-old Malcolm Drake, directed at them because of their sexual orientation.

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During an attempted robbery on the 6th of July, the officers say, that Nelson shot and killed mr. Anderson and the injured Drake. The Detroit Police department investigated the shooting for two days prior to the arrest of a Nelson, who was arraigned on Friday.

“The allegations are that the social media contacts have been used for the purposes of the contact, the press, the fatal shooting of a gay man, and seriously wound one other gay guy,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. “For some, this is just one of the hateful and violent acts in the usa. They will read about in this issue and continue to go about their day. For me this is a very, very tragic.”

The case was assigned to the Special Prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz, the Actual Michigan’s Justice Project (FMJP) by means of a program that will allow the public prosecutor’s office, together with the police to tackle serious crimes against the LGBTQ community.

“We are deeply saddened and shocked by this despicable crime. In this case, however, is only the latest example of how members of Detroit’s LGBTQ community are often the targets of violence,” Alanna Maguire, the Real Michigan, the Project, told Fox 2.

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