Detroit Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Girlfriend

DETROIT – Jelani Ahmed Shakoor, a 40-year-old Detroit resident, has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, 35-year-old Alicia Ferguson.

The tragic incident unfolded in their Detroit apartment, leaving the community in shock.

Authorities were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 22000 block of West Grand Boulevard on Monday, June 17, at 3:33 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found Ferguson in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to her neck. Despite the paramedics’ efforts, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the source, the incident reportedly began as a verbal altercation between Shakoor and Ferguson.

The argument escalated, resulting in Shakoor allegedly producing a gun and fatally shooting Ferguson. This sudden and violent turn of events has led to serious charges against Shakoor.

Shakoor now faces multiple charges: second-degree murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and two counts of felony firearm. These charges highlight the gravity of the crime and the potential legal consequences Shakoor faces.

Following his arrest, Shakoor was sent to jail on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

His legal proceedings are set to begin soon, with a probable cause conference scheduled for June 27 at 8:30 a.m. and a preliminary examination slated for July 2 at 1:45 p.m.

These upcoming court dates will be crucial in determining the course of justice in this case.

The tragic death of Alicia Ferguson has left a profound impact on her family, friends, and the Detroit community. As the legal process unfolds, many are left grappling with the senseless nature of the violence that claimed her life.

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