Mount Clemens man charged in shooting of car driver

The Detroit News

Mount Clemens — A 21-year-old Mount Clemens man has been arraigned on firearms charges after a man was shot in the back and collapsed near the high school.

Lasail Hamilton was arraigned Thursday in the 41B District Court in Clinton Township after turning himself in to police earlier in the day, according to Lt. John Michalke of the Macomb County Sheriff's Department.

He faces charges of felon in possession of a firearm, which carries a five-year sentence, careless discharge of a weapon causing injury, a two-year sentence, felony firearms, a two-year sentence, and failure to stop and render assistance, a 90-day sentence.

Michalke said the victim told police Hamilton accidentally fired a handgun from the back seat of a Pontiac Aztek in which he was riding Sept. 8. The bullet went through the front seat and struck in the back the 20-year-old victim who was driving the vehicle on Orchard Street.

The victim said he drove to Mount Clemens High School where he got out of the car and collapsed. A school security guard found the man. Hamilton, police said, ran from the scene before police arrived.

Hamilton was given a $10,000 cash bond and is scheduled to return to 41B District Court on Oct. 8.