Mystery suspect in police custody for Detroit auto parts store murder

Posted at 4:51 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 17:14:16-05

Two people have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 69-year-old Detroit auto parts store manager during a robbery.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 23-year-old Shawnta Anderson and 39-year-old Leviticus Butler were arraigned on Thursday. Anderson is charged with murder, armed robbery and using a firearm during a felony. Butler is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

There was also another unknown woman present at the arraignment, although her identity is being protected. 

The identity of the third woman isn't being released in order to protect the investigation, prosecutors say. 

Surveillance video shows two women running Nov. 1 from an O'Reilly Auto Parts Store on Detroit's west side after James Haller Jr. was shot once in the head. Haller later would be pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police Chief James Craig has said Haller was a Vietnam war veteran and also served in the 1970s as a reserve police officer.

One woman in the video is believed to be Anderson, but it is unclear whether the mystery woman in custody is the other woman in the video.