Man charged with felony assault in Wayne shooting

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

A Wayne man accused of firing a gun in the street Monday has been charged, officials said.


Patrick Walsh, 33, has been charged with three counts of felonious assault and three counts of felony firearm possession, according to authorities. He was arraigned on the charges Thursday in 29th District Court in Wayne and ordered held on a $150,000 bond.

A judge scheduled a probable cause conference for Oct. 29 and a preliminary examination of the case against him for Nov. 5.

If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison for each of the felonious assault charges and up to two years for each of the felony firearm charges.

Police said officers were called at about 7 p.m. Monday to the 35000 block of Brush near Michigan Avenue and South Wayne Road on a report of a man shooting a gun.

Officers were told by the victims the shooter had fled on foot.

Investigators used a canine unit to track a man to a nearby home where Walsh was arrested, authorities said.

After officers obtained a warrant, they searched his home and found the handgun they say was used in the incident.

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