For Immediate Release
November 21, 2019
PROSECUTOR CHARGES MAN WITH MURDER OF HIS GIRLFRIEND
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – This morning Macomb County Prosecutor Eric J. Smith authorized charges against an 18-year old man for the murder of his girlfriend.
Prosecutor Smith charged Kevin Dixon, of Warren, with 1st-Degree Murder, a life felony; Carrying Concealed Weapon, a five-year felony; and Felony Firearm, 2-year felony; for shooting and killing his girlfriend, in a van located in front of this home, around 5:30PM Tuesday evening.
Police and prosecutors allege the suspect and the victim got into a heated verbal exchange while sitting in a van in the driveway of his home in Warren. The victim recorded the suspect pointing a black handgun at her, threatening her, and loading bullets into the gun. The victim was shot shortly after the video concluded.
The suspect then drove the van into Eastpointe with the victim still in the van, where he was pulled over for driving erratically. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:51PM.
“This is the sixth murder case resulting from a domestic violence situation my office has received in the past two month,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric J. Smith. “My staff and I are committed to the continued prosecution of these offenders to the fullest extent under the law. These acts will NOT be tolerated in our community.”
Smith continued, “Please, if you are facing an imminent violent situation, leave the situation immediately and call police. Do not stay and record the incident. It could be the difference between life and death.”
If you or someone you know is in an unsafe situation, the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office urges you to contact Macomb County Turning Point at 586-463-6990, or contact the National Domestic Violence hotline at 800-799-7233.
The suspect is expected to be arraigned this afternoon by Judge Chmura, in 37th District Court, Warren, at 1:30PM.