Man charged with shooting teen, toddler in Southgate

Charles Miller was arraigned in court Wednesday, after police say he fired gun shots at a family gathering on Christmas Day...

“Charles fired one round through front door,” said Det. Lt. .Brian Klonowski of the Southgate Police Department.

Investigators say it all started with a verbal altercation at Sunday's gathering. Miller left the house and started shooting.

“Charles fired shots in air. A 16-year-old female was struck in the wrist and a 2-year-old was struck in the face by bullet grazing across her cheek,” said Det. Lt. Klonowski.

Police say the teen and toddler are Miller's stepgrandchildren.

Investigators also say Miller fired shots at a CPL holder who fired back, wounding Miller.

“Charles was located by Southgate officers approximately 10 houses to the south still holding a firearm.”

Miller is facing a number of charges including four counts of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder, four counts of Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less than Murder, and two counts of Discharge at a Building Causing Injury.

As Miller faces these new charges, it also became clear he's not a stranger to crime.

“You are being charged as a habitual offender and your fourth offense which is a mandatory 25 year sentence,” said Judge James Kandrevas.

“The penalty is life imprisonment or lesser term a minimum sentence must be at least 25 years.”

Miller’s bond was set at $1 Million.

His next court date is set for January 6.

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