Boyfriend charged in shooting of 17-year-old girl in Chesterfield Township

17-year-old Marche Lowe hospitalized with bullet wound to head

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr., Jason Colthorp - Anchor/Reporter

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A Detroit man was charged Wednesday in the shooting of a 17-year-old girl Monday in Chesterfield Township.

Oshae Ricky Thomas, 21, of Detroit, is charged with assault with intent to murder and felony firearms violations.

Thomas allegedly shot Marche Lowe Monday at her home in Chesterfield Township

Marche Lowe

Marche Lowe

Thomas was arraigned Wednesday and his bond was set at $500,000.

Police originally said the teen's boyfriend gave them a different story. He allegedly told investigators another man was responsible for Lowe's shooting. He told police to look for a white man driving a silver Toyota.

Police said this story was not adding up. Investigators originally were holding the boyfriend because they found credit card skimming equipment at the crime scene. But he's been in custody for the shooting since Tuesday and could face charges Wednesday. 

"We're more confident that we have the person responsible in custody. There isn't a public threat," said Chesterfield Township Bradley A. Kersten. "A weapon has been recovered. It is in our custody and in the process of being analyzed."

Lowe remains in critical condition.

Here is the Local 4 report from Tuesday evening:

Friends say man was secret part of Lowe's life

Meanwhile, Lowe is fighting for her life in a hospital. She is considered in "grave" critical condition with a bullet wound to her head. She is on a ventilator.

Her boyfriend was a part of her life which friends and neighbors said Lowe's mother knew nothing about. Lowe's friends also told Local 4 the relationship was violent and he had threatened to kill the teen. They said he had a lot of cash which he allegedly obtained through illegal dealings. 

He could face attempted murder charges. 

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