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Dispute Over Amazon Package Between Neighbors Turns Deadly With Shooting, Prosecutor Say

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Source: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office; MEGA

Nov. 27 2022, Published 11:04 a.m. ET

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A dispute over an Amazon package turned deadly on a Detroit street, police and prosecutors said.

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Last week, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced Michael Craig Lackey, 59, was charged in connection to the death of Michael Elder, 61. The two were neighbors in Detroit.

Around 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 17, Detroit police responded to the area for a reported shooting. There, officers found Elder lying face down in the street.

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He had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, prosecutors said.

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After the shooting, Lackey barricaded himself in his home, prosecutors said. He was taken into custody after a short standoff.

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According to the Detroit News, Lackey spoke to police and detailed several issues. But he was most concerned about a dispute he had with Elder over an Amazon package delivered months ago.

Lackey was charged with premeditated first-degree murder, retaliating against a witness and two counts of felony firearm.

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