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Man admits to shooting mother, brother in Clinton Township

Corey Deyshaun Cook (Provided by Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office)

A man who admitted to police that he fatally shot two people was arraigned Tuesday. The people shot were his mother and brother.

Corey Deyshaun Cook, 24, allegedly shot and killed his 49-year-old mother, Yolanda Cook, and 31-year-old brother in their Clinton Township home on July 5, according to a news release from the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

The incident occurred in the 36000 block of Harper Ave.

The suspect then went to the Clinton Township Police Department and told officers he had shot two people, according to prosecutors. He was arrested. After conducting a welfare check, police discovered the victims.

“Yolanda Cook was pronounced dead at the scene,” the release reads. “Her brother is in a nearby hospital on life support.”

Corey Cook is facing several charges including:

  • Premeditated murder in the first degree – a crime punishable by life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm – each carries a two-year prison sentence.
  • Assault with intent to commit murder – another offence punishable by life imprisonment.

He was arraigned in 41B District Court in Clinton Township.

“Assistant Prosecutor Patrick Sierawski appeared at the hearing to argue the bail issue,” according to the prosecutor’s office. “Due to the heinous and dangerous nature of the charges, Sierawski requested that the court grant the defendant the maximum bail possible.”

Corey Cook was given a $1 million cash/surety bond.

A probable cause hearing will be held July 22.