6 months later, Detroit dee jay's killer still not charged - FOX 32 News Chicago

6 months later, Detroit dee jay's killer still not charged

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT (WJBK) -

A popular dee jay gunned down at a Detroit nightclub back in December. The main suspect is a Detroit Firefighter. But he is not in jail, nor has he even been to court. The victim's family thinks that's wrong, and they're speaking out.

Watch Amy Lange's full video report above.

Latonya Jackson won't rest until her brother's killer is locked up. At the end of December, 41 year old Tony Jackson, a dee jay at the Four Winds Lounge on Schoolcraft, was shot an killed after an altercation at the club with a Detroit firefighter. But that firefighter has not been charged with a crime.

"I need to know what is going on. It's been 6 months! This is unbelievable. I know we got a lot going on in Detroit, but still, I have a brother that's deceased and was murdered," Jackson explained to us.

Fox 2 has learned that the firefighter was suspended without pay after the shooting happened. He then returned to the department, then went out on medical. He was also shot in the dispute and claimed self-defense, but sources say witnesses and evidence dispute that claim. There is also surveillance video of the crime.

The prosecutor's office released the following statement:
"We have been in contact with the family in this case.  Although there is a video tape in this case that does not mean that we are able to just charge the case based on that alone.  We are actively working with the Detroit Police because the case remains in the investigative stage. We are making progress and once the investigation is completed we will review the case to make a charging decision."

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • Charges to be determined after teen dies in car crash

    Charges to be determined after teen dies in car crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:59:07 GMT
    Seven teenagers were on their way back from a bonfire late Friday night. A 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the Ford Expedition with her mom also in the car.
    Seven teenagers were on their way back from a bonfire late Friday night. A 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel of the Ford Expedition with her mom also in the car.
  • Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Fire from lightning strike devastates Roseville church

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:21:36 GMT
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
    A raging fire happens in Roseville and of all places to be struck by lightning - the steeple of the New Life Church of God in Christ.Pastor Darrell Moore and his family are devastated."I got here and I found out I really didn't have a church anymore, " he said. Moore was attending a Sunday evening service at another church, when a member of new life called him repeatedly. When he finally answered, it was bad news."The fire department was here, there was water everywhere," said Mary Moore, mot...
  • How to handle a dog attack

    How to handle a dog attack

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:48:45 GMT
    After a 46-year-old jogger was killed in a dog attack, a local expert gives advise on what to do if you're attacked by a dog.
    After a 46-year-old jogger was killed in a dog attack, a local expert gives advise on what to do if you're attacked by a dog.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices