Four Shot, Three Fatally, in Dispute Between Pontiac Neighbors

Four Shot, Three Fatally, in Dispute Between Pontiac Neighbors

(OCSO, Aug 28, 2020)

Pontiac, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a triple homicide as well as the serious injury of a fourth victim which occurred during a shooting at the Carriage Circle Apartment Complex in the City of Pontiac on Wednesday evening.

At 9:10pm, Deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Carriage Circle Drive for a report from multiple 911 calls of a shooting with multiple victims. Upon arrival, Deputies found four victims on the front porch, inside the home, and on the front lawn of a residence.

The first victim was found on the front porch and had already succumbed to his injuries. The other three victims were taken to local hospitals to receive treatment. The second and third victim were both pronounced deceased shortly after their arrival. The fourth victim remains in serious condition.

Detectives began their investigation and interviews were conducted with witnesses and the surviving victim. It has been determined the shooting occurred as a result of an ongoing dispute with neighbors as well as a previous assault which occurred in 2014 between the victims and the responsible. All the victims had been on the front porch of the shooter’s home instead of their own and the responsible proceeded to go outside armed with a handgun and opened fire on all four victims before fleeing the scene.

Detectives, the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Laboratory, and an investigator from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office investigated the crime scene. While actively working the scene, the responsible shooter arrived at the Sheriff’s Office Pontiac Substation and turned himself in to Deputies where he was taken into custody. He was interviewed and then lodged at the Oakland County Jail. The weapon which was used in the shooting was recovered from an address in the 700block of Whittemore.

The victims who were killed in this incident were all male residents of the City of Pontiac and were 28, 29, and 39 years old. The victim is serious condition is a 25-year-old male resident of the City of Pontiac.

Updated Information:

Victims: Kenrick Keon Lanehart: 39-year-old male, resident of Pontiac

Dominque Latrell Williams28-year-old male, resident of Pontiac

Montray Jamarr Morris29-year-old male, resident of Pontiac

Suspect Charged: Kenneth Durell Clay32-Year old Pontiac resident

Criminal History:

2013-Driving While License Suspended-Pled-  Lake Orion PD

2014-Carrying a Concealed Weapon-Pled-Auburn Hills PD

Charges:

Ct 1:Homicide-Murder First Degree-Premeditated – Life felony

Ct 2: Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony- 2-year felony

Ct 3: Homicide-Murder First Degree-Premeditated – Life felony

Ct 4: Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony- 2-year felony

Ct 5: Homicide-Murder First Degree-Premeditated – Life felony

Ct 6: Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony- 2-year felony

Ct 7: Assault with Intent to Murder-Life felony

Ct 8: Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony- 2-year felony

Ct 9: Weapons-Firearm-Possession by a felon- 5-year felonyCt10: Possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony- 2-year felony

Arraignment:

On August 28, 2020 Kenneth Durell Clay was arraigned in front of the Honorable Judge Michael    Martinez at the Pontiac 50th District Court.  Mr. Clay’s bond was denied at this time.   His next court date is scheduled for September 8, 2020 at 1:30pm in front of the Honorable Judge Cynthia Walker.

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