Three charged in Princess Boat shooting

Prosecutor says fight onboard river boat led to shooting on shore

Published On: Sep 17 2012 10:31:44 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 17 2012 07:26:05 PM EDT
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DETROIT -

Three people have been charged in a shooting incident near a docked Detroit Princess River Boat in August.

Latoiya Mitchell-Thomas, 28 , and her husband, Michael A. Thomas, 32 , of Roseville, and LaDon Richard, 45, of Detroit, stand accused in the shooting, which happened at about 1 a.m. Aug. 6.

It is alleged that while on the Detroit Princes River Boat, Michael Thomas and his wife had a argument with a female that escalated to Michael Thomas slapping the female on the cheek and throwing a bottle at her head. As a result, a fight erupted on the boat.

It is alleged that once the couple were off the boat and in their car Latoiya Mitchell-Thomas fired into a crowd wounding several people with a hand gun.

It is further alleged that after the shooting by Mitchell-Thomas had ended and the couple were driving away from the scene, LaDon Richard, fired a hand gun wounding Thomas in the back as he sat in the passenger seat.

Charges against Latoiya Mitchell- Thomas

Latoiya Mitchell- Thomas is charged with six counts of assault with intent to murder, 6 counts of assault with Intent to do great bodily harm, six counts of felonious assault, carrying a concealed Weapon, and felony firearm.

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Charges against Michael A. Thomas

Michael A. Thomas is charged with felonious assault and assault and battery.

Charges against LaDon Richard

LaDon Richard is charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, two counts of felonious assault, careless reckless discharge causing injury and felony firearm.

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Defendants Latoiya Mitchell-Thomas Richard were arraigned in 36th District Court Monday.

An arraignment date has not been set for Michael Thomas.