Teen charged with assault with intent to murder in Inkster shooting
Inkster – A 16-year-old boy has been charged with five counts of assault with intent to murder in a shooting that wounded a 13-year-old boy in Inkster, west of Detroit.
The older teen was in a SUV and fired shots June 18 at a parked vehicle, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said Friday.
Four other teens – ages 17, 16, 15 and 13 – were in the parked vehicle. The 13-year-old who was shot was standing next to it. He suffered a wound to the chest.
The teen who fired the gun also faces using a firearm during a felony, carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle charges.
He is not being charged as an adult but has been adult-designated which means a judge has the option of sentencing him as an adult or juvenile upon conviction, the prosecutor’s office said.
A judge also has the option of a blended sentence that initially involves sentencing as a juvenile with the option of imposing an adult sentence if rehabilitation is unsuccessful.