Man charged in shooting that killed 3, injured 1 in Pontiac

Posted at 12:52 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 17:56:01-04

PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Pontiac man is facing 10 different charges, including three counts of first-degree murder, in the alleged killing of three people and shooting of two others.

Kenneth Durrell Clay, 32, was arraigned on the charges Friday afternoon and denied bond. He allegedly shot and killed 39-year-old Kenrick Lanehart, 28--year-old Dominque Williams and 29-year-old Montray Jamarr Morris.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, they were called to an apartment in Pontiac Wednesday night after reports of a shooting with multiple victims.

When they arrived, they found four victims on the front porch, inside the home and on the front lawn.

The first victim was found dead on the front porch, and the three others were taken to the hospitals. The second and third victims were pronounced dead shortly after they arrived, and the fourth victim is still in serious condition.

According to deputies, the shooting happened due to an ongoing dispute and a previous assault that happened in 2014 between the victims and Clay.

Investigators say the victims had been on the front porch of Clay's home and then Clay came outside and opened fire before leaving the scene. He later turned himself in.