Suspect charged in homicide of U-M medical student Paul DeWolf


A South Carolina man was arraigned Friday on a charge of open murder in the death of Medical School student Paul DeWolf, who was killed in his Ann Arbor apartment in July.

Shaquille A. K. Jones, 21, was arraigned in 14A District Court in Ann Arbor on one charge of open murder, two charges of first-degree home invasion and one charge of conspiracy to commit home invasion. He is one of three suspects in the case who have been arrested by Ann Arbor Police. The remaining suspects have not yet been arraigned.

The charges were announced in a press release from Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto and Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Brian Mackie.

DeWolf, 25, was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He was found shot to death in his apartment in the 200 block of North Ingalls Street.

According to the release, one home invasion charge pertains to an offense committed at 210 N. Ingalls St., and the other pertains to an offense at 220 N. Ingalls St. A previous charge of receiving and concealing stolen property against Jones, related to the 210 N. Ingalls St. break-in, will be dismissed because of the new charge.

The Washtenaw County Public Defender’s Office has been appointed to represent Jones, who was ordered held in jail without bond. A preliminary examination in court has been scheduled for Dec. 5. Seto and Mackie said the case remains under investigation.

When police announced Nov. 7 that three suspects had been arrested, President Mary Sue Coleman said in a statement that the university was “grateful for the determined work of the Ann Arbor Police Department and the University of Michigan Police Department in identifying and arresting suspects in this senseless act of violence.”


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