Two teens are expected to be arraigned this afternoon on charges they shot and killed an 84-year-old church security guard during a Bible study in Detroit, according to prosecutors.
Alandre Boone, 18, and Anthony Williams, 15, both of Detroit, have been charged with second degree murder and felony firearm, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy announced today.
But unless they face the death penalty, the son of church security guard Joseph Lewis Jr. said today he doesn’t feel there will be justice.
Investigators say Lewis Jr. died after he was shot in the chest outside Victory Way Assembly Church of God in Christ at 8:30 p.m. May 9. His son said during a subsequent church service that Lewis had been protecting parishioners at various churches across metro Detroit for more than 50 years.
“From all reports Mr. Lewis faithfully guarded his church, took care of his friends and was kind to all,” Worthy said. Worthy did not release a motive in the case. Williams will be tried as an adult, she said. Both are expected to be arraigned at 1 p.m. today in 36th District Court in Detroit.
The security company that employed Lewis did not have any type of insurance and the son has decided to file a lawsuit against them.