Teen convicted of murder in Eastland Mall shooting

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

One of three teenagers charged in the fatal shooting of a teen at Eastland Mall in December was convicted of first-degree murder Friday, according to Harper Woods Police.

The verdict for Brendon Stanton-Lipscomb came after a Wayne County jury deliberated for 90 minutes, officials said.

Stanton-Lipscomb was also convicted of felony firearm. He will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, officials said.

According to police, 17-year-old Tyrell Lane of Eastpointe was fatally shot Dec. 26, 2015, as he left the mall with two friends through Burlington Coat Factory. Harper Woods detectives began an intensive investigation and had three suspects in custody within days, police said.

“While Stanton-Lipscomb has been convicted and removed from our community forever, we continue to support and grieve with the family of Tyrell Lane,” Harper Woods Director of Public Safety Jim Burke said in a statement Friday.

“It is a tragedy that a young man lost his life,” Burke added. “The only positive event in this terrible crime is that I hope our entire community is aware that everyone involved in this investigation gave it their all, and that we will always do everything we can to keep Harper Woods safe.”

Demetrius Armour and Tyshon Taylor, also charged in the murder, are scheduled for trial in the two weeks.


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