Man charged in 2008 shooting death of teen in GR

Grand Rapids
Derrick Anthony-Dwayne Brown's mug shot.

Derrick Anthony-Dwayne Brown’s mug shot.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been charged with murder in the deadly 2008 shooting of a teenager who was apparently in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Derrick Anthony-Dwayne Brown, 32, was arraigned Thursday in 61st District Court in Grand Rapids on one count of open murder, according to court documents.

Brown is accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Richard Dannah in the 400 block of Adams Street near Madison Avenue SE on May 31, 2008.

According to a copy of the sworn warrant, police say Brown was trying to rob someone else at gunpoint when he ended up firing shots into an after-hours party, hitting and killing Dannah.

In 2008, police said Dannah was hit by a bullet when someone inside a dark-colored vehicle fired shots at a group of people following a dispute. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Police say Brown was serving time in prison for an unrelated matter when he was charged with Dannah’s murder. He’s being charged in this case as a habitual offender — his third offense.

Brown is scheduled to be back in court on Oct. 15.

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