TAYLOR, Mich. — The Latest on suburban Detroit man charged in two fatal workplace shootings (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

A suburban Detroit man has been charged in connection with the second of two fatal shootings at separate businesses.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says Tuesday that Vernest Griffin faces first-degree murder, carjacking, armed robbery and gun charges in the death of 60-year-old Keith Kitchen.

Kitchen was slain Thursday morning at a trucking company in Taylor, southwest of Detroit. Police have said Griffin lost his job at that company in November.

Griffin also is accused of stealing a semitrailer cab and driving about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north to Pontiac where 58-year-old Eriberto Perez was shot at an aluminum stamping firm.

Griffin of Sterling Heights was wounded during a shootout with officers. Police recovered an assault rifle and ammunition.

He was arraigned Monday at a hospital on first-degree murder and gun charges in Perez’s death.


12:30 p.m.

A suburban Detroit man has been charged in connection with one of two fatal shootings at separate businesses.

Vernest Griffin was arraigned Monday at a hospital on first-degree murder and gun charges in the death of 58-year-old Eriberto Perez.

Perez was shot Thursday morning at an aluminum stamping firm in Oakland County’s Pontiac.

About an hour earlier, 60-year-old Keith Kitchen was slain at a trucking company in Wayne County’s Taylor. Police have said Griffin lost his job at that company in November.

Taylor is southwest of Detroit and about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Pontiac.

Griffin of Sterling Heights was wounded during a shootout with officers. Police recovered an assault rifle and more than 200 rounds of ammunition.

Charges have yet to be filed in Wayne County.