Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

15-year-old Ypsilanti boy shoots a man in the back of the head

A 15-year old boy named Charles Johnson, 16-year old boy, Farai Munetsi, and a 24-year old man apparently confronted a 33-year old man at an apartment complex in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Johnson shot the 33-year old in the back of the head. The other two have also been implicated in the crime.

From the article:
The 33-year-old victim, who is from Ypsilanti, remains in critical condition this morning at a local hospital after the shooting that police say might be drug-related.

The man collapsed after being shot just outside the door to a building in the northeast area of the complex, Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick said. The teens met with the man at the complex shortly before the shooting, police said.

At about 10:30 p.m., after interviewing numerous witnesses, township police officers surrounded an apartment inside the building and ordered the suspects to come outside.

The teenagers were taken to the county's juvenile detention facility, while the man was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. It's unclear when the juveniles will appear in court. Schick said none of the suspects are related and it's unclear how they know each other.

"We feel very confident we have everybody in custody," Schick said.

Police continue to investigate the case. Schick said it does not appear that there was a dispute prior to the shooting. It appears a single shot was fired from a handgun, he said.

HERE is another article on this case, naming the suspects.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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