Two men charged in fatal shooting of 8-year-old boy - KMSP-TV

Two men charged in fatal shooting of 8-year-old boy

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CITY OF DETROIT -  Two Detroit men were arraigned in Wayne County Circuit Court in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old boy on July 29.

Calvin Mosby, 28, and Devaunte Starks, 17, were charged with first degree murder in the shooting of Jakari Pearson in the 680 block of East Street in Detroit.

Mosby had previously dated Pearson's mother and allegedly has threatened her. At 1:20 a.m. Mosby, accompanied by Starks, went to the woman's home and shot Pearson.

Neighbor Dana Boyd told Fox 2's Robin Schwartz that she can't get the sound of the gunshots out of her head.

"I heard the gunshots," she said. "The next thing I knew they were (taking) the little boy's body out and doing CPR on him."

The boy's mother moved out a few days after the shooting. She declined to speak on camera, but told Fox 2 a few days earlier that she was terrified of her ex-boyfriend.

Detroit Police arrested Mosby at Detroit's Greyhound bus station at about 6 a.m. the morning of the shooting.

Both defendants are charged with first degree murder, two counts of assault with intent to murder, discharge at a building causing death and felony firearm.  

Mosby is also charged with felony possession of a firearm.  

Donations can be made for the Jakari Wes Pearson Memorial Fund at any Chase Bank branch.

The funeral will be at Mt. Zion baptist church, 3600 Van Dyke in Detroit on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The family hour is 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The funeral, at 11 a.m..

Viewing at Swanson Funeral Home, 806 Grand Boulevard, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7  and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.

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