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Man Charged in Clair Street Fatal Shooting in Inkster

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Johtez Zyair Hoskins, 19, (DOB: 02/11/2000) of Ypsilanti, in connection with the fatal shooting of Darian Oneal*, 16, of Inkster. On April 14, 2019 at 12:30 p.m., it is alleged that Hoskins was in the back bedroom of a home in the 800 block of Clair Street in Inkster when he shot Oneal in the head. During the shooting, Hoskins shot himself in the hand. After shooting Oneal, Hoskins fled the scene on foot. Inkster police were called and Oneal was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigation by the Inkster Police led to a local hospital where Hoskins was receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to his hand. Hoskins was placed under arrest at the hospital.

Hoskins has been charged with: Involuntary Manslaughter and Felony Firearm.**

He was arraigned in 22nd District Court in Inkster this morning and received a $250,000 cash bond. His Probable Cause Conference (PCC) is scheduled for April 24, 2019 and his Preliminary Examination date will be announced at the PCC.

*The victim's name is spelled Oneal on all police documents.
**The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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