Teenager bound over in attempted robbery of 61-year-old man's gun on Detroit's west side

Darius Summers shot teenage boy in stomach during attempted robbery


DETROIT – A teenager waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday morning for a botched robbery attempt where he was shot at a gas station on Detroit's west side and was bound over for trial.

Xavier Futrell, 16, is charged with armed robbery, assault with intent to murder, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, carrying a concealed weapon and three counts of felony firearms violations.

ORIGINAL REPORT: 61-year-old man shoots teenager trying to steal his gun on Detroit's west side

Futrell is accused of trying to rob a 61-year-old man, Darius Summers, at a gas station, unaware that he was the only person armed.

Summers is a musician in Detroit. He recently received his license to carry a concealed weapon.

"I'd never been through this," Summers said. "Never shot a gun before. All this is new to me."

On Sunday morning near his home on Detroit's west side, Summers was at the gas station.

"I just wanted some coffee, so I walked down here," Summers said.

Futrell, allegedly armed with a gun, saw that Summers was also armed, and the teen tried to take his weapon. He stuck his gun in Summers' back, thinking he was an older, easier target.

Summers said the teen was controlling him, but then the 61-year-old man pulled out his own gun and shot the boy in the stomach. The teen picked up the gun that he dropped and limped out of the store.

The shooting was caught on surveillance video.

Summers said there's no way he was going to let an armed 16-year-old make him a victim.

"I didn't shoot to kill, I shot to save his life," Summers said. "I got him up off me."

Summers is a grandfather, and he tried to talk to the teen as a grandfather.

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