DETROIT (WXYZ) - Two men were arraigned Friday afternoon in connection to the fatal shooting of a CVS security guard.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 24-year-old Jeremy Vincell Jackson and 20-year-old Jamare Lanell Rucker in connection to the murder of a CVS security guard, 24-year-old Courtney Meeks.
A third man, 26-year-old Alsonzo Anderson-Williams, was also charged with participating with Jackson and Rucker in a crime that took place just before the CVS incident.
According to the prosecutor, on February 26 the three armed suspects approached a female victim and took her purse and car keys on Hartwell street in Detroit. When her car would not start, the 3 men reportedly ran off.
Anderson-Williams went home, while Jackson and Rucker continued on to the CVS parking lot on Schaefer in Detroit.
Jackson and Rucker attempted another carjacking in the CVS parking lot. The CVS security guard, Courtney Meeks, ran across the lot to help the female victims.
The men began shooting at Meeks as they drove away in the stolen car. Meeks was pronounced dead at a local hospital from a single gunshot wound to the neck.
Later that night, Jackson and Rucker ditched the stolen car and went to Anderson-Williams' home.
Jeremy Vincell Jackson is charged with Felony Murder, two counts of Armed Robbery, two counts of Carjacking and two counts of Felony Firearm.
Ronnie Alsonzo Anderson-Williams has been charged with Armed Robbery, Carjacking and Felony Firearm.
Jamare Lanell Rucker is charged with Felony Murder, two counts of Armed Robbery, two counts of Carjacking, two counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and two counts of Felony Firearm.
Prosecutor Worthy expressed her thoughts to the family of the guard who died.
“Mr. Meeks was the quintessential Good Samaritan who was allegedly murdered by these defendants that we charge today. My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to his family. It is my hope that we can all learn from his example and continue to work hard to help and support all of those who live, work, and play in the City of Detroit,” said Prosecutor Worthy.