Man found guilty in fatal 2022 Dooley’s shooting

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published November 5, 2023




ROSEVILLE — A man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in a shooting that occurred at a Roseville bar in 2022 that left an employee of the bar dead.

Following a nine-day jury trial, Michael Deshawn Altman-Tucker was found guilty of several charges stemming from the shooting at Dooley’s Tavern that killed Julius Bing, a security guard at the bar.

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 also injured. However, in a press release dated Feb. 27, 2022, the individual’s injuries were “not believed to (be) serious.”

Altman-Tucker was found guilty of second-degree murder, a potential life felony; assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, a possible 10-year felony; and two counts of felony firearm, a two-year felony.

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

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.

Altman-Tucker is scheduled to be sentenced at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 6 in front of Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Toia.