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Posted on Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 5:59 a.m.

Police: No more arrests anticipated in double shooting

By Lee Higgins



With one man in custody, Washtenaw County sheriff’s investigators said Friday they don’t anticipate making additional arrests in a shooting that left two men injured early Monday in Ypsilanti Township.

The man accused of firing the shots, 24-year-old Jermaine Beverly, was charged Thursday, but investigators don't plan to seek charges against a man they say was with Beverly when the shooting occurred at Village Grove Apartments.

Beverly remains jailed on more than $300,000 bond after being arraigned Thursday on charges, including two counts each of assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to commit bodily harm less than murder.

Investigators said Beverly and another man were at the complex at 1111 South Harris Road at 2:50 a.m. Monday and walked into an unlocked apartment, where three men and three women were hanging out. The people inside did not know the men who entered, sheriff's department spokesman Derrick Jackson said. Investigators said Beverly was asked to leave, then opened fire, shooting two men and robbing a third man of cash.

A 25-year-old Ypsilanti Township man who suffered a single gunshot wound to the head remains in stable condition at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Jackson said. A 19-year-old Romulus man who was shot once in the chest also is in stable condition at the hospital. No one else was injured.

Jackson said he did not have specifics on why the man who was allegedly with Beverly will not face charges. He is not aware of that man having any weapons. Both men fled the scene after the shooting, he said.

Beverly is on probation after being convicted in 2009 of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim age 13 to 15. He also has a conviction for possessing less than 25 grams of a controlled substance.

Court records show that earlier this month, a domestic violence case against him was dismissed. The records do not specify why. In that case, he was arrested by Ypsilanti police and accused of repeatedly kicking a woman in the stomach at his Ypsilanti home and threatening to beat her if she called police, records show. He had faced charges including assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. Ypsilanti police Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton could not be reached for comment today.

Records show Beverly is a father of three and currently unemployed. He previously worked for a cement company. In addition to facing charges in the shooting, Beverly is charged with failing to update his address on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.

He is scheduled to return to court Oct. 27 for a probation violation hearing.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at


YpsiAnnarbor Drama

Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 3:19 a.m.

In my opinion most of these comments are bashing him. Ive commented before and it was removed so ill try this again. this article and thesze comments that have been posted are making him out to be a horrible person. its basically saying that he is a sexual predator, a woman abuser a drug dealer and a father who doesnt take care of his children that has moved up to almost commiting murder. if you knew him personally you would know that he loves his children. i dont think that any of you should be able to post on here about feeling sorry for his children because their mothers and their father love them. to his children he is perfect. people make mistakes in life. sometimes they are given to many second chances. but sometimes those second chaces arent paved with the right help. Our system is not built to help criminals. its built to make sure that most of them return. some of you reading this probably dont understand why i can stick up for a repeat offender like this and probably wont understand until its someone that you know, or a family member that is facing charges like this but its times like these that you can tell who is there for you and that is something that he needs.

YpsiAnnarbor Drama

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 10:40 p.m.

I am in no way trying to say that the crime wasn't his fault, he needs to take full responsibility for his actions and crimes. I'm saying if the court wasn't lenient on his first offenses that maybe this situation could have been avoided. He should never have been released this past time from jail for kicking the woman in her stomach and threatening her more if she told on him. He should have gotten some sort of sentence for that not let out Scott free. if he would have been in jail for the previous crime this crime could have been avoided. I just don't want his children to look at these comments and see people talking about there dad like he is a monster. And he is a friend of mine that I wish could have gotten help when he needed it before all of this. And i understand where your comments are coming from, all you you know about him is what the paper is writing and his record.


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 12:52 p.m.

U have got to be kidding....


Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 2:19 a.m.

Let me get this straight. You are still selling the story that it's not his fault...and your evidence is that the courts were too lenient??? Well I think we can all agree that the courts are too lenient anyway..

YpsiAnnarbor Drama

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 12:49 a.m.

feeling sorry for a mans children doesnt have anything to do with his record. he would never have done anything to hurt his children. and yes his record is the result of his poor choices in life but if the courts would have given him more severe punishment in the first place maybe they would have been able to help him to succed better in life so that it wouldnt have had to come to this. that is all im trying to say.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 9:28 p.m.

No the comments here reflect his record. That HIS record of poor choices reflected negatively is the fault of no one including the commentors here. It is the fault of the accused


Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 9:05 p.m.

Beverly needs to sit right where he is until it is time to go to Prision. I feel sorry for his children also, and hope they didn't develope any of his habits. They will be better off without him.

YpsiAnnarbor Drama

Mon, Oct 24, 2011 : 12:51 a.m.

Ii was not trying to say that he shoulnt have worked harder to be a person especially a better role model but no one on this earth is perfect and children should have their parents.


Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 9:26 p.m.

Then he should have worked harder at being a good person rather than an abuser, attempted murderer etc etc. Seems to me from the history outlined above, between having him or not, not seems to be more likely to their benefit.

YpsiAnnarbor Drama

Sun, Oct 23, 2011 : 3:24 a.m.

He loved his children. all three of them. and they will not be better off with out him.

shadow wilson

Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 3:32 p.m.

How in the heck is this guy not in prison.......


Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 4:13 p.m.

It's Washtenaw County. What do you expect? This is the land of "slap on the wrist" justice.

Life in Ypsi

Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 3:03 p.m.

When is the township going to crack down on this complex? Take a drive any time of day and you are sure to see people sitting on the porches facing Harris drinking 40's and / or fighting.


Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 2:24 p.m.

Anyone pick up on the one common recurring theme that seems to be taking place in almost all these violent crimes in washtenaw county?


Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 4:14 p.m.

Revolving door justice.


Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 12:06 p.m.

How about feeling sorry for the child this man is on probation for sexually assaulting?

Mark Hergott

Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 12:22 p.m.

Hence my hope he stays away from the rest of us for decades.

Mark Hergott

Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 11:49 a.m.

I feel sorry, for this man's three children, but assuming that a jury convicts the man of this current charge, he ought to stay away from society at large for a long, long, long time.


Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 4:14 p.m.

Don't count on it. It's Washtenaw County....he'll probably plea bargain down to probation.