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Man charged for using dating app in attempted robbery

Posted at 3:48 PM, Jul 12, 2019

DETROIT, MIch. — A 26-year-old man from Detroit has been charged in an attempted robbery and shooting that left one gay man dead and another wounded after they were contacted through a dating app.

Demetris Nelson was expected to be arraigned Friday on first-degree murder.

Brian Anderson, 31, was fatally shot Saturday and 26-year-old Malcolm Drake was critically wounded.

Prosecutors say Anderson and Drake were targeted because of their sexual orientations and contacted through the social media networking app Grindr.

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