Dooley’s shooter sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published December 14, 2023




ROSEVILLE — A man who was found guilty of second-degree murder in a shooting that occurred at a Roseville bar in 2022 has been sentenced.

In November, following a nine-day jury trial, Michael Deshawn Altman-Tucker, 27, was found guilty of several charges including second-degree murder stemming from the shooting in February 2022 at Dooley’s Tavern in Roseville that killed Julius Bing, a security guard at the bar.

On Dec. 6, Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Toia sentenced Altman-Tucker to 25 to 50 years in prison for the second-degree murder charge. Additionally, Altman-Tucker was sentenced to two years in prison for two felony firearms charges and five to 10 years on one charge of assault with intent to murder. The sentences for second-degree murder and assault will run concurrently, and the felony firearms charges run consecutively to the murder and assault charges.

“This sentencing sends a clear message: the taking of a life will not go unanswered,” Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said in a prepared statement. “We owe it to the victim, the community and the principles of a civilized society to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.”

Altman-Tucker’s attorney, Jason Malkiewicz, did not return a request for comment.

At approximately 11:40 p.m. Feb. 26, 2022, Roseville police were dispatched to the Gratiot Avenue bar on a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers said they found that Altman-Tucker had been fighting with employees of the bar as they tried to remove him before he produced a firearm and fired several times.

Bing, a 36-year-old man from Warren, died of multiple gunshot wounds. Another individual who has been identified as a friend of Altman-Tucker’s was injured by a stray bullet, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. In a press release dated Feb. 27, 2022, the individual’s injuries were “not believed to (be) serious.”

This was not the first fatal shooting that occurred at the bar. In 2019, Nolan Baca, then 21, of Clinton Township, allegedly shot a Harrison Township man in the bar after an argument escalated into a physical altercation.

Baca was initially facing charges of second-degree murder, assault with intent to murder, carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of felony firearm. But at the scheduled time for his bench trial on Aug. 9, 2022, he pleaded no contest to one count of felony firearm, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter.

Macomb County Circuit Court Judge James Maceroni, who was handling the case, said the court treats a no-contest plea the same as a guilty plea. Baca currently is in prison with an earliest release date of April 1, 2027.

After the shooting of Bing, a petition began circulating online asking the owners of Dooley’s Tavern to close the bar permanently. On Feb. 28, 2022, police announced that the bar would be closing permanently.