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Man charged in shooting at Detroit tax business

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 3, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

DETROIT — A man who authorities say shot three people after a dispute at a Detroit tax preparation business was arraigned Monday on attempted murder, weapons and other charges.

Xzavier Mazyck, 19, appeared in Detroit District Court, and a judge ordered him held on a $250,000 bond. Mazyck's probable cause hearing is scheduled March 14. Authorities said they didn't immediately know whether he had a lawyer.

Mazyck got into an argument Friday with a tax preparer because a woman accompanying him wasn't able to get a cash tax refund at Tax City Tax Service, authorities said.

According to police Deputy Chief Rodney Johnson, the woman became upset and started scuffling with the guard. The man, now identified as Mazyck, pulled a gun and started shooting, Johnson said.

Prosecutors say Mazyck shot a security guard and two women inside the building and beat a tax preparer. Police said earlier that four people were shot.

One person was in critical condition and three others were in serious condition Friday. Police did not have updated condition reports Monday, Officer Keisha Beasley told the Detroit Free Press.

A passer-by flagged down a police officer and pointed out Mazyck, who was arrested less than a block from the shooting, Johnson said. He said the woman voluntarily appeared at a police precinct station Friday evening.

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