3 charged in Pontiac drug deal double homicide
One man and two teen boys face murder charges in a Saturday night double shooting homicide.
Police say the violence took place during a drug deal gone bad.
It was just before 11 p.m. Saturday when the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the police agency for Pontiac, responded to a call of shots fired on the 800 block of Robinwood. Two people had been spotted fleeing the scene, one eastbound, one westbound.
Police entered the home on Robinwood to find two victims, Cahla Richardson, 23, and Justin Flores, 34, fatally shot, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
The shooting took place during a pot buy set up by the suspects and the male victim, police said. The next day, police arrested all three suspects, along with a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting.
The three suspects are:
- Austin Ray Cooper, 21. He's charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of felony firearm. He was denied bond.
- Jordan Gabriel Garcia-Tinoco and Giovanni Kijuan Mccaa, both 17. They both face two counts of felony murder, defendant under age 18, and two counts of felony firearm. Both were denied bond.
All three are due back in court on Feb. 1 in front of Judge Michael Martinez at the 50th District Court in Pontiac.