Dearborn, Michigan – Man charged with murdering hotel employee in suburban Detroit barricade the room For hours, he was charged with murder and other crimes on Sunday.
Reichsrd Williams-Lewis, 34, was denied bail while in court.
He is accused of shooting dead a 55-year-old employee on the third floor of the Hampton Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. Williams-Lewis shot another employee on Thursday, banged on the door of a first-floor office, and pointed a rifle at a guest and another employee, prosecutors said.
In court, police said the incident began when 37-year-old Williams-Lewis was confronted by staff for loudly disturbing other guests.
Williams Lewis, who was told to leave the hotel, shot and killed an employee who took the elevator up to the third floor to check on a colleague.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy said: “The evidence shows this case to be disturbing. We have long learned that there is no sacred place when it comes to gun violence, even in church. , not a movie theater, not a grocery store, not a hotel.”
It was not immediately clear if Williams-Lewis had a lawyer available to comment on the allegations.
The hotel and surrounding businesses were evacuated for hours on Thursday, and police enlisted the help of lawyers to convince Williams Lewis to give up peacefully.
Gabi Silver said Williams Lewis didn’t know him, but asked her out.
“I just kept saying the same thing over and over. I told him I told him about my family and that if I surrendered he wouldn’t get hurt,” Silver said. told the Detroit News.
This story was revised to show that Williams-Lewis’ name was Reichsld.
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