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A Man in Michigan Was Mad Someone Tried to Cut the Line at a Haunted Attraction. So, He Followed the Victim to the Parking Lot and Shot Him Dead.

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Oct. 20 2023, Published 1:02 p.m. ET

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A man in Michigan tried to cut in line at a haunted ride in the Detroit area. The decision cost him his life.

Now, the man who shot him to death will be in prison for years.

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A Michigan judge sentenced Damon Parker Terrelle, now 20, to 17 to 50 years in prison for the incident, according to Fox 2 Detroit. He shot and killed Douglas Reese, 29, in the incident.

Terrelle was convicted of second-degree homicide, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearms, according to Fox 2 Detroit. The alleged incident happened on Sept. 29, 2020, at the Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac.

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At a hearing, Daziah Stokes testified about the night, according to the Oakland Press. She was Reese’s girlfriend at the time of the shooting.

Stokes said she and Reese, along with three friends, went to the attraction. But the couple left to purchase a facemask for a friend, according to the Oakland Press. When the two returned, they tried to get back to their friends, who were ahead of them in line.

However, Terrelle wouldn’t let them through.

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Stokes said she and Reese decided to go back to their car and Terrelle followed them. Reese was standing near his car when gunshots rang out and she fell to the ground, according to the Oakland Press.

“I was nervous. I was in a panic,” Stokes said, according to the report.

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She got up and saw Reese lying in a pool of blood between two cars, she testified. He was unresponsive.

“I was calling his name. I was crying. I was in a panic,” Stokes said.

Police arrived a short time later, and Reese was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Stokes said Reese was calm and unarmed during the incident. She added the only words exchanged between him and the shooter was “excuse me” as they tried to reach their friends in line.

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