Teenagers Charged as Adults in Fatal Shooting of River Rouge Man Set to Face Jury Trial

RIVER ROUGE, Mich. — Two teenagers from Downriver, Michigan, are set to go to trial for the shooting death of a 21-year-old man. Dshaun Miller, 15, and Marcell Carter, 17, are facing charges as adults in the 2022 homicide case. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, led by Kym Worthy, brought the charges against the two teenagers.

Carter has been charged with felony murder, while Miller faces charges of felony murder and felony firearms. The trial for both defendants is scheduled for March 11. The charges stem from the death of Jonai Harrison, who went missing on December 9. A relative reported his disappearance, and a public announcement was made asking for information regarding his whereabouts.

On December 15, River Rouge police officers discovered Harrison’s lifeless body with multiple gunshot wounds in Detroit. It is alleged that Carter and Miller shot Harrison on December 8 and then moved his body to another location. An investigation by the Detroit Police Department, with assistance from the River Rouge and Ecorse Police departments, led to the arrests of Carter on January 11, 2023, and Miller on January 18, 2023.

These teenagers will now face a jury trial to determine their guilt or innocence in the shooting death of Jonai Harrison. The trial will commence on March 11. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, led by Kym Worthy, is responsible for bringing the charges against both defendants. If found guilty, they will face serious consequences for their alleged actions. This case highlights the need for justice and accountability in cases of violence and loss of life.