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Posted on Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 5:57 a.m.

Man accused of shooting two men in October has hearing adjourned

By Kyle Feldscher

The man accused of shooting two men on Oct. 17 will return to court on Dec. 15 after a short hearing in Washtenaw County Trial Court Thursday.


Jermaine Beverly

Jermaine Beverly, 24, was in Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz’s courtroom for a pretrial hearing on a charge of failure to comply with sexual offender reporting duties on Wednesday. That case was delayed for two weeks to match up with his other cases.

Beverly is charged with two counts each of assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder after he allegedly shot two men at the Village Grove Apartments in October. Beverly was originally arrested on the failure to comply with sexual offender reporting duties before he was charged in the shooting.

According to police, Beverly and another man allegedly went into an unlocked apartment where three men and three women were hanging out. The occupants of the apartment asked Beverly to leave before he allegedly opened fire, shooting two of the men and robbing the other of his cash, according to police.

A 25-year-old Ypsilanti Township man suffered a single gunshot wound to the head and a 19-year-old Romulus man was shot once in the chest, according to police. No one else was injured.

Beverly is the only suspect charged in the shooting; police announced on Oct. 21 they would not pursue charges against the man who was with Beverly.

Beverly is currently being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $300,000 bond. His past criminal record includes a conviction for possessing fewer than 25 grams of cocaine and he is on probation for a 2009 third-degree criminal sexual conduct case, involving a victim between the ages of 13 and 15.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Sun, Dec 4, 2011 : 4:55 p.m.

Hang on to him tight, I wouldn't want to run into him on the street!


Fri, Dec 2, 2011 : 2:41 p.m.

If the reports of the injuries are accurate this was very nearly a double murder.