Men sentenced in the murder of CVS security guard Courtney Meeks

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Two men have been sentenced Tuesday morning in the murder of a CVS security guard.

Jamare Rucker and Jeremy Jackson were sentenced to serve 33-60 years for 2nd Degree Murder, 10-20 years for armed robbery and two years for felony firearms. They must serve the felony firearms sentence before beginning the sentences for 2nd Degree Murder and Armed Robbery, which will run concurrently. 

Rucker and Jackson had been charged in the death of 24-year-old Courtney Meeks, a CVS security guard who had been working at the store on Schaefer in Detroit.

On February 26, three men - including Jackson - approached a female with handguns and carjacked the victim. They then fled to a nearby CVS where they approached three female victims in another attempted carjacking. That's when CVS security guard Courtney Meeks stepped in.

Meeks ran over to help the victims and shots were fired. Meeks was struck in the neck and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A third defendant in the case will go on trial in October.

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