Detroit Man Accused of Shooting Girlfriend in Head, Pushing Her Body Out Car

detroit man shot girlfriend in head pushed out of car
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Jul. 29 2023, Published 3:06 p.m. ET

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A Michigan man has been arrested and charged with murder after a woman was found dead, lying face down on a street in Detroit, according to authorities.

Around 1:10 a.m. on July 20, officers were dispatched to a reported shooting in Detroit, according to a press release from the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Once at the scene, police found the victim, later identified as 34-year-old Veronica Smart, lying face down on the street.

Smart had a gunshot wound to the head and was unresponsive. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene, according to authorities.

Investigators believe that while driving in the area, Smart’s boyfriend, 31-year-old Eugene Demarcus McKeithan, fired a handgun, fatally wounding Smart.

McKeithan then allegedly pulled the victim from the vehicle and fled the scene, officials said.

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An investigation led to the suspect's arrest later the same day, police said.

McKeithan was charged with first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm.

He was arraigned and booked into jail. He’s due back in court on July 31, officials said.


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