Detroit teen charged with felony in shooting of mother
Detroit — A Detroit teen faces felony assault charges after he allegedly shot his mother and eluded police for more than 14 hours last week.
Tommie Lee Grady, 14, has been charged with assault with intent to murder, felonious assault, and minor in possession of a firearm, Wayne County Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Maria Miller said in a press release Wednesday.
Grady will be tried in the juvenile court system, Miller said. If he is convicted, a judge will determine if the teen is sentenced as a juvenile or adult.
The judge also will have the option to give Grady a blended juvenile and adult sentence, Miller said. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Juvenile Detention Center.
Grady is accused of shooting his mother around 8 p.m. June 11 during an argument at his home on the 15400 block of Wisconsin, police said. He also allegedly pointed the weapon at his brother before running away, Miller said.
After more than 14 hours, Grady was arrested around 10:20 a.m. near Meyers and Fenkell on the city's northwest side when police received a tip.
Grady was unarmed when he was arrested, but according to an officer at the scene, he had given the weapon to a resident in the area.
The teen's mother was treated at Sinai-Grace Hospital for several gunshot wounds. She has since been released, Miller said.
Grady's stepfather, Orlando Grady, spoke to media shortly before police arrested the teen, pleading for him to turn himself in.
Shortly before Grady's arrest, police detained a 16-year-old teen who was allegedly seen with Grady immediately after the shooting. Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt said the unidentified teenager was found hiding in the rafters of the home at Pilgrim and Stoepel in northwest Detroit.
Police also recovered two guns at the home but aren't sure if they were used in the shooting.