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19-Year-Old Man Arrested In New Year’s Party Double Shooting

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EASTPOINTE (WWJ) – A 19-year old man Warren is behind bars, accused of shooting two people early on New Year’s Day in Eastpointe.

According to police, the suspect was at a New Year’s Eve house party on Melrose Street — in the area of 9 Mile Road and Gratiot — when he got into an argument with an 18-year-0ld man over the man’s girlfriend.

According to witnesses, the suspect had been inappropriately touching several young ladies at the party.

One woman, police said, complained to her boyfriend that the suspect had touched her on the buttocks.

According to investigators, the suspect was kicked out of the party but returned at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. That’s when he allegedly shot the other man in the stomach and another party-goer, a 19-year-old man,  in the leg.

Police said a total of three or four shots were fired, but no one else was hurt. There were 20 to 30 people on the scene at the time of te shooting.

Both victims were treated at the hospital and were expected to be OK.

An arraignment is scheduled for Friday before 38th District Judge Carl Gerds, at which time the suspect’s name will be released.

Police said the suspect had no prior criminal record.

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