Story By: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Police arrested a shotgun-toting 17-year-old who they believe was headed back to Mumford High School Monday after a fistfight.
The boy had a fresh black eye, a 12-gauge shotgun and six live shells in his pocket when he was arrested around 2 p.m. Monday in a car that had been headed to the school, 17525 Wyoming Street, just north of McNichols, according to Detroit Police.
“While we can’t know what his intent was, it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see the tragic turn this highly-charged situation could have taken,” Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans said in a statement released today. “That type of scenario likely was avoided thanks to some great work by those officers.”
Calls to 911 reported a large fight near Mumford High School, followed by calls about shots fired nearby, Detroit Police spokesman John Roach said. Responding officers noticed the car carrying the teen heading toward the school, then suddenly veering and speeding off when police arrived.
Police pulled over the car at Curtis and Wisconsin, about three blocks east of the school, Roach said.
Two other teens in the car were released, Roach said. The 17-year-old is expected to be charged with carrying an illegal weapon in a vehicle.