Drug debt leads to shooting at Auburn Hills hotel, police say

London Moses faces assault with intent to murder charge

London Blake Moses
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – A confrontation sparked by drug debt led to a shooting Saturday at an Auburn Hills hotel, police said.

Auburn Hills police were called at 11:40 p.m. Saturday to the Baymont Inn at 1294 North Opdyke Road, according to authorities.

London Blake Moses, 29, of Detroit, is accused of shooting a 42-year-old man before fleeing the scene.

When officers arrived, they found the 42-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. He was taken to McLaren Oakland Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, medical officials said.

Police determined several shots had been fired from a handgun, but nobody else was injured and no property was damaged.

Investigators identified Moses as the suspected shooter. They said Moses and the victim know each other.

Officials believe a drug debt led to a confrontation and, ultimately, a shooting.

Moses was arrested Sunday afternoon in Auburn Hills. He is charged with assault with intent to murder and seven additional counts, including armed robbery, possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony, felon in possession of ammunition and a felony firearm violation.

Assault with intent to murder carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.

Moses was arraigned Wednesday at 52-3 District Court. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

A preliminary examination is scheduled for Nov. 12.

Auburn Hills police continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 248-370-9460.

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