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2 men charged in Warren trailer park shootout

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Warren — Two men have been charged following a shootout in front of a Warren trailer park Monday, authorities said.

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith charged Markel Cook of Detroit and Timothy Myles of Clinton Township with assault and intent to murder, which carries a sentence of life in prison.

The two also were charged with shooting firearms in or at a building, a 10-year felony; carrying a concealed weapon, a five-year felony; and felony firearm, a two-year felony. 

Cook also was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, and Myles was charged with driving with a suspended license. The men were arraigned Wednesday in 37th District Court in Warren. Bond was set at $250,000 for each.

The incident occurred at 11 a.m. Monday when Warren officers were called to Twin Pines Trailer Park, off of Interstate 696 Service Drive.

Police and prosecutors said the two men and two women were at the trailer park, speaking with a resident about a possible lost dog. None of those involved live at the trailer park, police said.

Officials said the conversation became heated and the men and women left in the Jeep. Officers said they saw an orange Jeep leave the trailer park at a high rate of speed.

Video shows the Jeep stopping on 11 Mile Road. Two men can be seen exiting the vehicle and firing several shots into the trailer park, striking multiple mobile homes, police said.

The vehicle was traced to a hotel in Sterling Heights, where all four were taken into custody.       

"The fact that no one was injured or worse during this senseless shootout is shocking," Smith said. "I am dismayed by the complete disregard for life these defendants displayed. The behavior will never be tolerated in Macomb County and we will prosecute these individuals to the fullest extent under the law."


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