Two Charged in Barricaded Gunman Incident on Varjo Street

DETROIT, MI – Deandre Hayes, 33-years-old and Danyell Harris 28-years-old, both of Detroit, are charged in connection with an incident involving a Detroit cab driver that led to a barricaded gunman situation.

On January 26th, 2019, a 64-year-old male cab driver drove Harris to a house in the 7100 block of Varjo in Detroit. Upon arrival at the house it is alleged that Harris went inside to retrieve $11 to pay for the cab fare. The cab driver waited for several minutes and honked his horn, but Harris never came back out to pay the fare.

It is alleged that Haynes exited the house with a shotgun that he pointed at the cab driver. The cab driver left the location and called 911. When Detroit police officers arrived Haynes refused to exit the house and It became a barricaded gunman situation. Special Response Team members were called to the location, entered the home, and arrested Harris and Haynes.

The defendants have been charged on separate warrants. Deandre Haynes has been charged on Case Number 2019701798 with: Felonious Assault and Felony Firearm. Danyell Harris has been charged on case number 2019701827 with one misdemeanor count of False Pretenses less than $200.00.

The defendants were arraigned yesterday at 2:30 p.m. in 36th District Court. Hayes received a $10,000/10% bond . His Probable Cause Hearing is on January 8, 2019 and his Preliminary Examination is on February 15, 2019 both before Judge William McConico.. Harris was given a $500 personal bond and a Pre-Trial date February 1, 2019 before Judge Kenneth King.

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