Two men charged with fatal shooting of 8-year old Detroit boy while he slept

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Two men have been charged with murder in last week's shooting death of an 8-year old Detroit boy.

Twenty-eight-year old Calvin Mosby and seventeen-year-old Devante Starks, both of Detroit, were arraigned by video in 36th District Court on multiple felony counts, including first degree murder in the death of Jakari Pearson.

The boy was killed while sleeping in his own bed July 29, after Mosby allegedly shot into the east side home of his former girlfriend with a high-powered rife.

In addition to the murder, both men were charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder as well as felony weapons charges. Mosby was also charged as a felon in possession of a firearm.

The shooting took place July 29th around 1:20 a.m. Police say the two men threatened Jakari’s mother at her home in the 600 block of East Street then returned later.

That’s when they say the shots rang out--killing the young boy.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, in a statement Monday said: "Nothing is sacred anymore. This is the second such incident in a few weeks in which a young child was allegedly deliberately and callously killed to get back at their parent. It is troubling on multiple levels and illustrates how wildly out of control crime is in Wayne County." 

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