Ongoing feud between next door neighbors ends in deadly shooting

Posted at 6:47 PM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 09:23:01-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Neighbors say the tension between 49-year-old Marc Williams and his next door neighbor, Chazmun Conley, 33, was already bad as the two repeatedly argued over everything that sat between their two homes on Winston Street near Eight Mile Road in Detroit.

A privacy fence surrounds the lot Williams' daughter said he owns. But Conley didn't like all of the items Williams had on it for his pallet business, she said.

One neighbor said Conley was also upset because of some items that belonged to Williams sat in the back of Conley's property.

At 8:20 Monday night, the feud escalated between the two men and Conley killed Williams after shooting him multiple times. Conley reportedly told police that they were arguing and Williams tried to assault him, so he fired multiple shots.

Williams' family said he was shot five times.

Conley was arraigned on a charge of Second Degree Murder and Felony Firearm.

Defense attorney Henry Scharg told the judge that there was a struggle and his client was trying to defend himself on his own property.

Williams' family does not believe it could have been a case of self-defense.

A magistrate set Conley's bond at $750,000 cash or surety.

Editor's note: Conley was found not guilty on Aug. 14, 2019. A follow up story is here.
Editor's note: We have removed the type of weapon that was used in the shooting.