Dearborn Heights — After a late-February shooting between two male teenagers in Dearborn Heights, one of the teens died and the second now faces a murder charge.

The shooting took place about 1:30 a.m. on the 24700 block of Lehigh, said the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. The area is north of Annapolis and west of Telegraph.

Police say the two teens, one a 16-year-old from Dearborn Heights, the other a 17-year-old from Inkster, had a dispute while both were armed with handguns.

The prosecutor's office says the 16-year-old suspect, Daylon Wooten, shot the 17-year-old victim, James Newman. Two men from the scene of the shooting transported Newman to a nearby hospital, where he died. Police said at the time that two teens had been shot, and that one had been quickly treated and released.

Wooten now faces a charge of second-degree murder, possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and felony firearm.

A statement from the prosecutor's office says that if Wooten is convicted, at his sentencing the judge can determine whether he'll be charged as a juvenile, an adult, or some combination of the two. 

At Wooten's preliminary hearing, he was remanded to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility. He's due back in court on March 14 before Judge Edward Joseph at the Lincoln Hall of Justice, which handles juvenile cases.


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