Suspect in deadly Springfield shooting caught in Michigan

DETROIT, Mich. (WDTN) – Derrick Clerk of Springfield was arrested this past weekend in Detroit by U.S. Marshals in related to a deadly shooting that happened in Springfield on October 22, 2015.

2 NEWS has learned when Clerk was arrested there was a gun in possession.

When the deadly shooting happened Lieutenant Jeffrey Meyer of the Springfield Police told 2 NEWS it appears to be a robbery gone bad.

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Police say 19-year-old Shaquan Newby got out of a car and approached 25-year-old Derrick Clerk. Newby produced a handgun while walking toward the porch.

Clerk produced his own handgun and fired at Newby, killing him.

The weapon used in the shooting was not recovered

Clerk then took Newby’s car, a Honda Pilot, maroon in color, and fled the scene.

It is unknown when Clerk will be extradited. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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