Indianapolis man arraigned in Detroit dating app slaying

March 5, 2021 GMT

DETROIT (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been arraigned in a Detroit slaying in which the victim allegedly was targeted as a member of the LGBTQ community through an online dating app.

Diabolique Paris Johnson, 34, faces a March 18 probable cause conference and March 23 preliminary examination on first-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony charges, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said Friday.

The 39-year-old victim was slain Sept. 5 during an armed robbery.

Johnson also has been arraigned on charges in a separate armed robbery on Sept. 1 of a 26-year-old man at a hotel in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb. That man also is a member of the LGBTQ community, according to prosecutors.


Johnson was arrested in Indianapolis and extradited to Michigan.

A defense attorney has not yet been selected, according to court records.