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Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Another Man After Argument Over Barbecue Chicken Arrested

Source: Detroit police; MEGA

Devenius Weathers.

Aug. 27 2022, Published 4:32 p.m. ET

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A Michigan man accused of killing a man at a barbecue in Detroit before barricading himself in a home with a kidnapped child has been arrested.

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Devenius Weathers, 29, of Eastpointe, Michigan, was arrested earlier this week and charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, carrying a concealed weapon, third-degree fleeing and eluding, and felony firearm, according to the Detroit Police Department.

The shooting took place a little before 9:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at a home in the 8230 block of Pierson Street.

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Weathers is accused of fatally shooting Charles Ray II, 31, during an argument over barbecue chicken, according to Fox 2 Detroit.


Police found Weathers at a home in the 8490 block of Heyden Street the following day, Fox 2 Detroit reported. Officers attempted to stop Weathers as he pulled out of the driveway before he took off.

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Weathers went to a home in the 8250 block of Pierson Street, where police say he barricaded himself with a 2-year-old girl he kidnapped. She is believed to be his daughter, according to Fox 2 Detroit.

Weathers came out after a five-hour standoff with the child.


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