Indianapolis man charged in Detroit dating app slaying

Posted at 10:06 PM, Mar 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-04 22:06:44-05

DETROIT (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been charged in a Detroit slaying in which the victim allegedly was targeted as a member of the LGBTQ community through an online dating app.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 34-year-old Diabolique Paris Johnson faces arraignment Thursday in Detroit on first-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony charges.

The 39-year-old victim was slain Sept. 5 during an armed robbery. Johnson also is charged in a separate armed robbery on Sept. 1 of a 26-year-old man at a hotel in Dearborn, a Detroit suburb. Prosecutors say that man also is a member of the LGBTQ community. Johnson was arrested in Indianapolis and extradited to Michigan.