Man charged with murder in fatal shooting in Ypsilanti
A man was charged Wednesday with murder in the fatal shooting of a man last week at an Ypsilanti apartment.
Kenneth Rooks, 24, of Oak Park, was arraigned this afternoon at the Washtenaw County Jail on charges of open murder, possessing a firearm while being a felon and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Rooks is accused of fatally shooting 21-year-old Jonathan Claude Rollins of Ypsilanti Township inside a South Prospect Street apartment early Dec. 21 after an argument. Rollins was shot at least twice in the upper body with a handgun, police said.
Rooks is being held without bond.
No other arrests are anticipated in the killing, Ypsilanti police Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton said.
Fulton said Rooks was arrested Tuesday morning by Hamtramck police after a "wanted" poster was released in the case.
State Department of Corrections records show Rooks' criminal record includes convictions for third-degree fleeing from a police officer and receiving and concealing stolen property.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.