Man asked victims to shovel his snow, gave them cocaine, killed man in basement, Detroit police say

DETROIT – A male in his 50s was killed and chained to a canine cage in the basement of a residence immediately after the attacker asked him and a lady to shovel his snow and gave them crack cocaine, Detroit police reported.

Officials explained they’re hunting for Antoine Jamal Powers-McClain in connection with the incident, which happened all around 6 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 13) in the 9100 block of Stout Road on Detroit’s west aspect.

A lady advised law enforcement that Powers-McClain questioned her and the other guy to shovel his snow. Right after they were being completed, Powers-McClain gave them crack cocaine and questioned them to go into his basement, in accordance to authorities.

“He lured them into his property by inquiring them to do some perform for him at his home,” Detroit law enforcement Main James White stated. “Once inside of, he held them each there.”


The lady advised police that Powers-McClain then threatened them with a rifle. He struck the male in his 50s in the head with the rifle, killing him, officers claimed.

“He seemingly got into some type of confrontation with a person of the victims, and that target was beaten — appears to have been overwhelmed to loss of life,” White stated.

Powers-McClain place a chain around the male victim’s neck and chained him to a doggy cage, according to police.

“He was essentially disrobed and in a cage in the basement of the household,” White said.

The woman said Powers-McClain then assaulted her with the rifle. Then, he threatened to kill her if she informed any individual what experienced occurred, she explained.

Powers-McClain drove the woman to an condominium building in the location of 9600 Greenfield Street, authorities said. When the auto stopped, the lady escaped and found help, she said.

White reported the female has “severe accidents.”

Law enforcement explain Powers-McClain as 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 170 lbs. He has an regular create and shoulder-size black hair, they reported.


Detroit law enforcement stated Powers-McClain may possibly attempt to improve his overall look. He should be considered armed and dangerous, in accordance to the chief.

“He has a quite violent historical past,” White said. “He’s someone we have to have to get off the avenue pretty swiftly. He’s not someone to be taken frivolously.”

Law enforcement recovered the rifle, which White explained as a “long gun.”

Any individual with facts on his whereabouts or this case is questioned to connect with the Detroit Law enforcement Department’s Murder part at 313-596-2250, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Talk-UP to keep on being nameless.

Antoine Jamal Powers-McClain (Detroit Police Division)

Right here is White’s full briefing from Tuesday afternoon:

A man in his 50s was killed and chained to a dog cage in the basement of a household immediately after the attacker asked him and a lady to shovel his snow and gave them crack cocaine, Detroit police explained.

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