Westland man charged in fatal shooting after argument in Dearborn

Brandon Kournoian
Photo credit Brandon Kournoian is seen in a 2013 booking photo. (Photo: MDOC)
By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) A Westland man has been ordered held without bond on murder and other charges in the beating and fatal shooting of another man in Dearborn.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 29-year-old Brandon Michael Kournoian in the death of 26-year-old Keith Thomas of Dearborn last Sunday.

Just after 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, police responded to a 911 call from a home in the 2700 block of Holly Street, near Miller Rd. and Dix in Dearborn

Upon arrival, the officers found Thomas suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken by EMS to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. 

According to investigators, Kournoian and Thomas were arguing when the fight turned physical. At some point, it's alleged that Kournoian pulled a gun and shot Thomas. 

Kournoian was arrested by Dearborn police officers following an investigation. 

Kournoian was arraigned in 19th District Court in Dearborn Friday morning on one count of Felony Murder, Home Invasion – First Degree, one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and three counts of Felony Firearm, and was remanded to jail. 

Authorities did not say how the suspect and the victim knew each other, or what they were arguing about. 

Prosecutors say further facts and evidence in the case will be presented at Kournoian's preliminary examination, scheduled for Oct. 16.