Woman acquitted in Warren shooting killed in Detroit

A 24-year-old woman fatally shot early Sunday in the parking lot of a Detroit-area nightclub is reported to be Regan Jelks, who two years ago was acquitted of manslaughter connected to a 2013 officer-involved shooting death in Warren involving her boyfriend.

Detroit police would not release the woman’s name, but a news website called MI Headlines identified her as Jelks.

A black-and-white video released by the Detroit Police Department of this weekend’s shooting shows a man wearing a sweater with a hood running across the parking lot firing a gun into a car and then running off screen. He is reported to have gotten into a dark colored, four-door sedan, which was occupied by three other individuals, a police report states.

Detroit police said the woman and an unidentified man entered a vehicle in the parking lot of Club Venus in the 9000 block of Michigan Avenue, when an unknown man exited a vehicle parked next to the victim’s vehicle and fired several shots. The suspect then ran from the camera’s view.

The woman was shot in her arm. She later died, and the 23-year-old male with her received a non-life threatening wound to his left hand, according to the police report.

In February 2015, Jelks was acquitted of two manslaughter charges in connection with Taemarr Walker’s October 2013 shooting death. However, Jelks was found guilty of a felony and a misdemeanor charge of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years probation, according to court records.

Walker, 24, was shot to death Oct. 19, 2013, in a confrontation with a city police officer while sitting in Jelks’ car. An Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations report cleared the Warren police officer involved in Walker’s shooting.

Detroit police are asking anyone that may have seen the vehicle that Jelks’ shooter got into after Sunday’s shooting or who may have information, to contact them at 313-596-2260 or contact CRIMESTOPPERS AT 1-800-773-2587.