Boy, 15, shot in Sterling Heights; third suspect arrested

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Timothy Johnson, 17, of Roseville

A 15-year-old boy is in stable condition after being shot at a house party in Sterling Heights Sunday morning in what police say is the first shooting of the year in the Macomb County suburb of more than 130,000 people.

The shooting took place about 1 a.m. Sunday morning, said Lt. Mario Bastianelli of the Sterling Heights Police Department. 

Teenagers were throwing a house party on the 12000 block of Corvair — north of 15 Mile, east of Dodge Park Road — and decided to kick some guests out of the house, Bastianelli said.

Tempers flared, an argument ensued, and at least one person from the group that was thrown out pulled a gun and fired shots. 

A 15-year-old boy, who is not a resident of the home or of Sterling Heights, was hit. Medics transported him to an area hospital, where he is in stable condition.

By Monday night, police arrested all three suspects. One is Timothy Johnson, 17, from Roseville. The other two are male juveniles, Bastianelli said. Johnson and one of the juveniles were arraigned Monday and the third suspect, who was arrested Monday, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.