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Men accused of breaking into Sumpter Township home, shooting at homeowner

(From left to right) Jamelle Belton, Armani Karo, Deantwuan Woods
(From left to right) Jamelle Belton, Armani Karo, Deantwuan Woods

SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Four people were arrested after they broke into a home April 29 and shot at the homeowner, police said.

Police were called around 3:40 p.m. to a home invasion in the 27000 block of Sumpter Road.

The homeowner told police she got home and found an unfamiliar car in her driveway. She saw three people wearing masks coming out her front door.

The group got into the vehicle that was driven by a fourth person and began to leave. When the vehicle passed the homeowner, she was shot at from the rear window, police said.

The vehicle went south on Sumpter Road, police said. Several minutes later, police in Huron Township spotted the vehicle on I-275 in Monroe County after hearing information about the crime over the radio.

The vehicle was stopped, and several items in it were found to be stolen from the Sumpter Township home. According to police, a .45-caliber handgun was also found and identified as one that was stolen April 27 from a home in the 47000 block of Wear Road.

A spent .45-caliber cartridge was found, confirming the homeowner’s claim that someone shot at her, police said.

Three of the suspects were arraigned Monday. The fourth is a 15-year-old who was petitioned to the juvenile court system.

Deantwuan Rayshawn Woods, 20, of Ypsilanti is charged with assault with intent to murder, first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and five felony firearms violations.

Armani Lavel Chivas Karo, 18, and Jamelle Johnathon Devon Belton, 18, both of Ypsilanti, are charged with first-degree home invasion.

Probable cause conferences are scheduled for May 10 and preliminary examinations are on May 17. All three men are being held on bond.

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