WARREN (WWJ) – An 18-year-old Warren man has been arraigned in connection with the shooting of a 19-year-old man at the Stars and Stripes Festival in Mount Clemens over the weekend.
Demitrus Ludaway is accused of stealing the man’s Cartier brand designer sunglasses, and then shooting him in the leg when the man tried to get them back.
Some of Ludaway’s family members were in court on Monday.
“He just has a lot of support,” said Ludaway’s attorney Tiffany McEvans.
“Not only was his family present, but also his Jr. high school principal was present, there were several of his peers and their parents that were present as well,” she said. “He’s never been in trouble before.”
McEvans said her client had recently graduated from high school.
Bond was set at $75,000.
A published report on the incident has Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham saying the shooting happened when deputies were on just about every street corner, as the fireworks show drew thousands of people to downtown Mt. Clemens.
The 19-year-old victim is hospitalized and expected to make a full recovery. His name has not been released.