Xzavier Mazyck age 19

Xzavier Mazyck, age 19

A Detroit woman really needed her income tax refund badly last Friday. So badly she got upset when it was not ready and took action. She started getting loud, and then a fight began. But she had backup, her friend Xzavier Mazyck, age 19, pulled a gun and started pistol-whipping the tax preparer. A security guard rushed over and Mazyck shot the guard, seriously injuring him and two female tax preparers.  Mazcyk and the unidentified female then ran out of the tax preparation office. People who witnessed the pair fleeing the office and saw the victims lying on the floor flagged down a police car. The officers were able to apprehend Mazcyk but the unidentified female got away, but she later turned herself into police.

Now Mazcyk faces 27 felony charges; nine counts of assault with intent to murder, nine counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon, nine counts of felonious assault, discharge of a firearm in an occupied building, and felony firearm charges. His bail has been set at $250,000.

Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

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