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Police: Armed and dangerous teen wanted in ambush-style murder

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Police are searching for a teen wanted in an “ambush-style” murder who is considered armed and dangerous.

The shooting happened before 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 at Kingwater Market in the 1300 block of Coldwater Road in Mt. Morris Township.

When officers arrived they found the victim, 20-year-old Darnyreouckeonu Jones-Dickerson of Flint. Police said Jones-Dickerson tried to drive away from the scene, but crashed his vehicle nearby.

Officials said he was shot “ambush-style” and later died from his injuries.

Investigators are now searching for Dequavion "Quay" Delmarco Harris, 19, in connection with the shooting. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Harris almost went to trial for the murder of an 18-year-old at a Flint apartment complex in 2014. A judge dismissed that case when witnesses continually failed to appear in court.

Harris was released from jail and the charges were dismissed one week prior to the most recent shooting.

Felony warrants including first-degree murder, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon have been issued for Harris.

Mt. Morris Township Police Chief Terence Green said Harris needs to be behind bars again.

"This is priority one and this is no nonsense," Green said.

Green said he fears Harris will kill again if he is not caught soon.

A cash reward up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

It is unclear if the most recent homicide is tired to the 2014 murder. Investigators believe Harris may be getting assistance to avoid arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL. 

"It makes me kind of frightened," said Bernice Stewart, Mt. Morris Township resident.

She said she's seen an increased police presence as officers try to track down Harris.

Residents are wondering how Harris was let out of jail in the first place.

Prosecutors said witnesses refused to testify in Harris' 2014 murder case so they had to let him go.

"There are certain requirements under the law you can't just hold someone and wait and wait and wait. You cannot just hold someone. You have to get them charged," said Dennis Lazar, former assistant prosecutor.

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