Man charged in Sterling Heights workplace shooting

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A Detroit man has been charged in an attempted workplace shooting Sunday in Sterling Heights, police said Tuesday.

Wilshawn Antwaun Talley-Ellis, 37, was formally charged in court Monday with assault with intent to murder and being in possession of a firearm during a felony.

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A judge set his bond at $100,000 and ordered him to wear a GPS tether if released, police said.

If convicted, he faces up to life in prison for the assault charge, which is a felony, plus up to two years for the firearm charge.

Officials said Talley-Ellis is accused of entering his workplace and shooting at his supervisor.

The incident happened at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday at SAS Automotive on the 42500 block of Merrill near 19 Mile and Mound roads, authorities said. 

Talley-Ellis allegedly returned to work after his shift ended and argued with his supervisor. He then went back to his vehicle, pulled out a handgun and brought it inside, chasing the supervisor with the gun and firing at least one round. 

By the time police arrived, the suspect fled to Detroit. Later, Detroit police officers found the man, arrested him and turned him over to Sterling Heights police. 

Talley-Ellis is a parole absconder who had failed to report since June 2017, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections.

He has several previous convictions, including fleeing police in 2016, domestic violence in 2012 and second-degree home invasion in 2002.

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