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Detroit Man Charged in the Murders of 2 Gay Men and 1 Trans Woman Over Memorial Day Weekend

A Detroit man charged with fatally shooting three people and wounding two others at a Detroit home over Memorial Day weekend which he targeted because they were gay or transgender..

18 year old Devon Robinson, of Detroit, was charged Thursday with three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of assault and weapons charges in the May 25 shooting on the city’s east side,

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

Prosecutor’s spokeswoman Maria Miller provided the alleged motive in an email Friday but declined to release additional details, saying those would come out later in court. “The allegation is that … the homicide victims were targeted and killed because they were part of the LGBT community.”

“We must remain ever vigilant in our fight to eradicate hate,” prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a separate statement. “The alleged actions of this defendant are disturbing on so many levels, but the fact that this happened during Pride Month adds salt into the wound. “

Robinson is due in court Friday.

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