Detroit man charged in deaths of gay men, transgender woman

Alunte Davis, Paris Cameron, and Timothy Blancher, all of Detroit were murdered for being LGBTQ+. HRC photo.

Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, MI -- Authorities say a man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home had targeted them because they were part of the LGBTQ community.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 18-year-old (name omitted by Gayly) of Detroit faces three counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the May 25 shooting.

The alleged perpetrator is due in court Friday. Records don't list a lawyer for the alleged killer.

Prosecutor's spokeswoman Maria Miller provided the alleged motive in an email Friday but declined to release additional details.

Prosecutors say the shooting killed 21-year-old Alunte Davis, 20-year-old Paris Cameron and 20-year-old Timothy Blancher, all of Detroit. The prosecutor's office says Davis and Blancher were gay men and Cameron was a transgender woman.

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The Gayly. 6/8/2019 @3:34 p.m. CST.