DETROIT – A Detroit man has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his live-in girlfriend, authorities said.
Gaylord Joseph Rogers, 66, of Detroit, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Maggie Stancil, 54, of Detroit, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
At 12:32 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Detroit police officers were called to an apartment complex in the 7500 block of East Jefferson Avenue to report shots fired. Upon arrival, they found the victim unresponsive. She was injured and taken to a local hospital, where she died.
An argument between the defendant and the victim escalated and Rogers allegedly produced a rifle and fired, fatally wounding Stancil.
Rogers was arraigned Saturday, Nov. 5 in 36th District Court on charges of first-degree murder, discharge from a building causing death and felony firearm. He was denied bond and remanded to jail. Due back in court on Monday, November 14th at 8:30am.
“Fatal and non-fatal domestic violence continues to be a major problem in fighting crime. A lot of resources should be poured into domestic violence,” prosecutor Kim Worth said in a statement.
Victims of domestic violence in Wayne County can get help by contacting Step One at their 24-hour helpline: 734-722-6800.
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