Detroit man charged in triple killings targeting members of LGBTQ community

Posted at 8:29 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 20:32:25-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with the killing of three members of the LGBTQ community in Detroit.

Devon Robinson is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder and five counts of the use of firearm in connection with a felony.

“This case illustrates the mortal danger faced by members of Detroit’s LGBTQ community, including transgender women of color," said Alanna Maguire, president of Fair Michigan. "The LGBTQ community knows that the Fair Michigan Justice Project, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and the Detroit Police Department stand ready to aggressively prosecute these brutal crimes.”

According to a release from the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, it is alleged that Robinson, on May 25, shot and killed Alunte Davis, 21, Paris Cameron, 20, and Timothy Blancher, 20, inside a home on Detroit's east side.

Davis and Blancher were gay men, and Cameron was a transgender woman.

Robinson is scheduled to be arraigned in 36th District Court Friday.