16-year-old charged in 17-year-old's deadly shooting in Dearborn Heights
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – A 16-year-old Dearborn Heights boy is being charged with second-degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy Feb. 28 in Dearborn Heights.
Daylon Jamar Wooten is being charged as an adult in connection to the shooting that killed James Newman, of Inkster, at a location in the 24700 block of Lehigh Street near Beech Daly.
Officers were first notified of the shooting by a 911 caller about 2 a.m. Police went to the location and found the 16-year-old boy shot. He was expected to be OK. He was later taken into custody as a person of interest.
Police were seen taking evidence from homes and interviewing neighbors. The heavy police presence remained throughout the morning after the double-shooting.
While officers were investigating that scene, they received another call from emergency workers at Beaumont Hospital in Wayne, who said they had a 17-year-old gunshot victim at the hospital. That boy did not survive.
The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said both Wooten and Newman were armed with guns when they got into a dispute. Newman was taken to the hospital by two men, according to the Prosecutor's Office.
Now Wooten is charged with second-degree murder, possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm. Since he is being charged as an adult in this case, if convicted he could be sentenced as an adult.
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