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Man arrested in slaying of Detroit mother in her driveway

November 18, 2021 GMT

DETROIT (AP) — A man who was charged and released on bond in connection with a domestic violence case has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a Detroit mother who had just returned home after dropping her two children off at school, police said Thursday.

The man, 45, was taken into custody after being wanted for questioning in the slaying, Detroit police said. He was not formally charged with the woman’s death as of Thursday evening.

Police Chief James White told reporters Wednesday that the shooting occurred about 9 a.m. in the woman’s driveway on the city’s eastside.

The pair had been in a relationship, police said.

Police have not released the woman’s name.

The man police arrested was ordered earlier this month to stand trial for arson, felonious assault, domestic violence and home invasion, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said Thursday. His ex-girlfriend was the victim in those cases.

He had been released on a $7,500 personal bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim.

On Nov. 12, the officer in charge of the case told an assistant prosecutor that the victim had several doorbell videos of a man in her yard and in one of those instances a GPS tracker was placed on her car, the prosecutor’s office said.

The man’s face was hidden by a hood, but the victim believed it was her ex-boyfriend, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The prosecutor’s office on Thursday filed a motion with a judge to keep the man in police custody until his bond on the earlier charges can be addressed.