Police: 2 teens face weapon charges in Eastpointe

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Keller and Coleman

Eastpointe — Two teens are facing charges for carrying a concealed weapon after police arrested them Wednesday during a fight.

Deshawn Keller, 18, of Detroit and Dayveon Coleman, 17, of Eastpointe were arraigned Thursday on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, according to court records. The crime is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Keller also was charged with assaulting a police officer/resisting arrest, a two-year felony, according to the records.

A district judge set Keller's bond at $50,000 and set bond for Coleman at $5,000.

He also scheduled a June 11 probable cause conference for Keller and a June 4 probable cause conference for Coleman.

Eastpointe police said that at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, officers were summoned to the area of Nine Mile and Gratiot to respond to a report of a large fight.

As officers investigated, a citizen told police he saw one of the teens at the scene hand another teen a pistol, officials said.

Police located the teen who allegedly had the pistol and identified him has Keller. Officers had to chase him on foot through the yards of nearby homes to arrest him. They also recovered a pistol in a yard near where Keller was apprehended, officials said.

The officers also found and arrested Coleman, who allegedly gave Keller the pistol, authorities said.

No injuries were reported.

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