Detroit man accused of grabbing woman by hair, striking her with handgun, shooting her leg

Theron Rutledge accused of attacking Zakiya Johnson

Theron Rutledge (WDIV)
Theron Rutledge (WDIV)

DETROIT – A 57-year-old Detroit man has been charged in connection with the shooting of an 18-year-old Ypsilanti woman.

Police said the woman went to the home of Theron Dewayne Rutledge around 1:55 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of 25th Street in Detroit.

Rutledge is accused of grabbing her by the hair, striking her with a handgun and shooting her in the leg after she arrived. When officers arrived, they found the woman on the floor with a a gunshot wound to her leg.

She said she was able to crawl into the next room and call 911 after the attack.

Rutledge is charged with discharge of a firearm in a building, assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault, domestic violence and three felony firearms violations.

Rutledge was arraigned Tuesday in 36th District Court. He is being held on $50,000 bail and will have to wear a GPS tether and have no contact with the victim upon release.

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