DETROIT (WWJ) — Three men are facing charges connected to the shooting of two-year-old Makanzee Oldham on Detroit’s east side earlier this week.
Cleveland Smelley, Antoine Smelley and Deonta Bennett are all facing attempted murder charges.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,505 New COVID-19 Cases, 118 Deaths
Smelley allegedly got into an argument with the girl’s father, according to investigators, at around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday outside of a home on Fairmount Dr., in a neighborhood along Kelly Rd. just south of Eight Mile Rd.READ MORE: Preserving Legacy, Sister’s Return To Revitalize Childhood Neighborhood, After Seeing Increase In Blight
The father and daughter were sitting in a car when Smelley took out a gun and fired one shot, according to police. The bullet missed the man he was arguing with, but hit the little girl in the head.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the shooting happened after Antoine Smelley poured juice over the head of a woman who was getting ready for prom.
Police told WWJ Newsradio 950 Thursday morning Oldham had died, but during a news conference later in the day Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt said that she was “in grave condition,” but still alive after being shot in the head.MORE NEWS: MDOT: Here's A List Of Weekend Construction In Metro Detroit
The suspects will face a judge on Saturday.