18-year-old wanted for Ypsilanti murder arrested after months on the run

18-year-old wanted for Ypsilanti murder arrested after months on the run

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI – An 18-year-old wanted for killing a man found dead in a car in Ypsilanti has been arrested.

Daniel Lamar Franklin was arrested at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, after being on the run since March, according to Derrick Jackson, spokesman for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

Franklin was wanted in the death of Alonzo Hollie, 22, who was found dead on March 26. Witnesses at the scene identified Franklin as the shooter, according to U.S. Marshals.

He reportedly left the scene in an unknown vehicle.

The U.S. Marshals Service had posted a notice in May that it was searching for Franklin.

Franklin was taken into custody with the help of the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team and the Livingston and Washtenaw Narcotics Enforcement Team, Jackson said.

Police did not release any additional details about how Franklin was taken into custody.

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The 18-year-old has been charged with open murder, carrying a concealed weapon and using a firearm during a felony, according to court records. Magistrate Hilary Braley of the 14B District Court issued the order on March 28.

He has not yet been charged, according to records accessed Saturday afternoon.

Hollie, of Belleville, was found dead in a car in March at Sauk Trail Pointe Apartments, 928 W. Michigan Ave., in Ypsilanti, police said.

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Police were called to the complex for a report that someone had been shot, police said. When they arrived, they found Hollie dead in the car.

No one else is believed to have been injured, police said. A preliminary investigation revealed there may have been a fight before the shooting.

Hollie did not live at the Sauk Trail Pointe apartment complex, although police believe the altercation occurred there.

The incident is considered the first homicide recorded in Washtenaw County in 2024.

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