ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 13-year-old suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting that led to lockdowns at two schools in Roseville Monday afternoon.
Police say the shooting happened at around 3:10 p.m. on Barkman Street at Chestnut Street. Officers who were in the area at the time found a 40-year-old man who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the roadway.
The incident led to Steeland Elementary School and Roseville Middle School going into lockdowns.
The officers chased after the suspect who was running away from the scene. He was taken into custody without incident and a handgun was recovered.
Roseville police presented the information obtained during the investigation to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office and the following charges have been authorized:
Count 1: Assault With Intent To Murder ( Life Felony)
Count 2: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, 4-year Felony
Count 3: Carrying a Concealed Weapon, 5-year Felony
Count 4: Felony Firearm, 2-year Felony
Count 5: Felony Firearm, 2 year Felony
Count 6: Possessing a Weapon in a Weapon Free School Zone, 93 Day Misdemeanor
"The 13-year-old suspect was previously expelled from the Roseville Community Schools and was trespassing on school property when this incident occurred. The suspect was attempting to engage Roseville Middle School students in altercations, while armed with a handgun. The victim was reported to be in the area picking a student(s) from school, when he observed the suspect creating a disturbance. The victim attempted to intervene and was shot twice by the suspect. The suspect fled on foot from the area, but was taken into custody by Roseville Police after a foot pursuit. The handgun was recovered and we are still investigating where, and how the juvenile obtained the weapon," Roseville police said in a press release Friday.
"The suspect is being lodged at the Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center until his next court appearance."
A second suspect has also been charged in connection to the incident.
On March 7, Roseville resident Deandre Demon Parks, 19, was arraigned and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a 5-year felony.
"After conducting extensive follow-up investigations, the Roseville Police Criminal Investigation Division secured an arrest warrant for PARKS. Investigators determined that PARKS was involved in furnishing the shooting suspect with the handgun used in the shooting. PARKS was arrested by Roseville officers at a residence in 28000 Maple without incident. PARKS is currently out on bond for a felony weapons charge and is known to the Roseville Police Department due to having numerous contacts. PARKS was arraigned in front of 39th District Court Judge Hakim, who released him on a personal bond. The Roseville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is continuing their investigation, and I expect additional charges will be filed in the near future," Roseville police said.
Friday, Parks was arraigned and charged with felon carrying a dangerous weapon in a weapon free school zone, a 5-year felony.
"Detectives from the Roseville Police Criminal Investigations Division secured a felony arrest warrant for Deandre PARKS. The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office authorized a Felony Carrying a Concealed Weapon in a Weapon free School Zone, stemming from the shooting incident on March 7, 2023. Detectives developed evidence that shows PARKS was in possession of a handgun, on Roseville Community Schools property. Detectives presented the additional evidence to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, who authorized the additional charge. PARKS was taken into custody at his residence, at approximately 12:25pm today by the Roseville Police Special Response Team (SRT). The SRT was able to take PARKS into custody without incident," said Roseville police.
Parks was initially arrested for his involvement in the shooting on March 7, police say and was released on personal bond the following day.
No students or staff were involved. The victim is being treated at the hospital and is in stable condition.
The Roseville Police Department is leading the investigation and it remains ongoing. A motive is unknown at this time.
The schools are located in the area of Groesbeck Highway and I-696/Eleven Mile Road.
More information could be released in the coming days, police said.