Cops: Boyfriend ‘responsible person’ in teen’s shooting
A 21-year-old man is in police custody, held as the “responsible person” in the Monday afternoon shooting of his 17-year-old girlfriend at her Chesterfield Township home, police confirmed Tuesday morning.
It was about 3:15 p.m. Monday when the suspect, who police will not identify until he is arraigned, called 911, said his girlfriend had been shot, and offered a description of the suspect and the car he allegedly drove: a white male, with a “brush cut” hairstyle, who drove an older, silver Toyota. The shooting took place on the 25900 block of Briar Towne, which is south of 21 Mile and west of Interstate 94.
But within 12 hours it was the 911 caller, the boyfriend, who was himself arrested, both for outstanding warrants, and later on suspicion of the shooting itself. The victim, identified as Marche Lowe is in critical condition at McLaren Macomb, said Sgt. Deron Myers, a spokesman for the Chesterfield Township Police Department.
As police investigated the information they were given, “it became apparent (the suspect) was likely responsible” in the shooting, Myers said.
“She’s still alive, thankfully, and hopefully she’ll pull through,” Myers said Tuesday morning.
Findings of the ongoing investigation will need to be presented to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, which will then decide on whether the suspect will be charged.