Detroit man faces double murder charges for shooting 2 when alleyway fight escalates

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DETROIT (WWJ) -- Two young men are dead, and another is facing murder and other felony charges after authorities say a fight led to deadly gunfire last month in Detroit.

Announced on Monday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 22-year-old Deshaun Darvon Currie of Detroit in the August 13 slayings of 21-year-old K’Von Thompson-Doze of Detroit, and 20-year-old Jamal Gibson of Detroit.

At around 11 p.m. that night, the three men were in an alleyway in the 5080 block of Fredro Street when it's alleged that "an altercation between the defendant and the victims escalated," prosecutors said.

That's when it's alleged that Currie pulled out a handgun, fired shots and fatally wounded both Gibson and Doze.

A Detroit Police investigation led to Currie's arrest last Friday.

He has since been charged with two counts of Felony Murder, two counts of Premeditated First-Degree Murder, one count of Lying to the Police during a Violent Crime Investigation, and four counts of Felony Firearm.

Currie's arraignment was scheduled for Monday afternoon in 36th District Court before Magistrate William Burton.

Officials have not said how the three men knew one another, or what the fight was about. The prosecutor's office said additional facts and evidence in this case will presented at the preliminary examination.

Currie faces mandatory life in prison without parole if convicted on either or both first degree murder charge.

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