Pontiac man charged in death of girlfriend's unborn child

Pontiac — A 22-year-old Pontiac man has been charged in the death of his girlfriend's unborn child.

Khalil Arron-Shabazz Ellison

Khalil Arron-Shabazz Ellison was arraigned Sunday from the Oakland County Jail in front of Magistrate Victor Zanolli on a charge of assault of a pregnant individual intentionally causing miscarriage, a felony punishable by life in prison.

Ellison was ordered held in the Oakland County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond, no 10 percent, pending a Jan. 29 court date.

About 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Oakland County sheriff’s deputies and the Waterford Fire Department responded to the 40 block of Leonard Lane on a domestic assault in progress. The caller said her boyfriend was being assaulted by her brother.

The caller, a 19-year-old Pontiac woman, told deputies she was six months pregnant and had been kicked in the stomach by Ellison, who had fled the address. 

Deputies "found that the pregnant female was experiencing severe pain" as a result of the trauma. Her boyfriend had fled.

She was transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac.

There, the woman told deputies she and Ellison had been arguing and when she refused to give him her cellphone, he pulled her from her bed and onto the floor where he “stomped on her stomach,” according to a preliminary report.

A physician determined the unborn child was deceased. Ellison was located in the 20 block of Tasmania and taken into custody by deputies.

Ellison, who has past conviction for a 2015 possession of controlled substances out of Bloomfield Township and a 2015 domestic violence incident, has outstanding warrants for child support out of Oakland County.