WARREN -- A Detroit man was being held in lieu of $2.5 million bond after pleading not guilty Wednesday morning to a charge of aggravated murder in connection with Sunday morning's downtown shootout that claimed the life of Marco Dukes, 32, of Warren.
``I could (make bond) if you knocked it down a few million,'' Dale A. Hatch, 25, of Detroit told Warren Municipal Judge Terry Ivanchak after the judge asked if he could make bond. Hatch was scheduled for a preliminary hearing in court on Nov. 21.
Gunfire broke out on Elm Court between Market and High streets just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to reports. Police said it was apparent that assault weapons were used in the shootings. Officers recovered numerous shell casings in a parking lot in that area.
Dukes' nephew, Larry Smith, 29, 2305 Jackson St., S.W., Warren, also was shot. He remains in Trumbull Memorial Hospital.