Southfield man in court accused of double shooting at Russell Industrial Center

Posted at 6:09 PM, Mar 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 18:09:29-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Southfield man accused of shooting and killing a man in a double shooting was in court Friday to start preliminary proceedings.

On November 30th, 21-year-old Ryan Nelson was shot and killed at the Russell Industrial Center. His cousin, Garrett Cornwell who was with him at the time was also shot, but survived. People who were at the Russell Industrial Center at the time helped save Cornwell’s life.

“I took my hoodie off and I pressed it against his neck because it was the first wound I could see it was coming down everywhere,” a witness told the court.

Investigators stated Garrett Cornwell pointed investigators in the direction of 23-year-old Marcus Beri from his hospital bed.

In court testimony it was stated this shooting was part of a drug deal gone bad.

“I was advised by a few individuals that it was near the amount of 100 thousand dollars,” said Investigator Abraham Goldstein.

Prosecutors says Cornwell is still recovering from his injuries.

“He is still going through medical procedures that will number one allow him to come to Michigan to testify at the next preliminary examination date and number two will inform him as to whether or not he is able to fly or whether he will have to be driven here,” said prosecuting attorney William Lawrence.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for Cornwell’s medical expense.

The preliminary hearing will resume on March 29th.