PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) - Almost two years ago, a 19-year-old visiting family on summer break from college was shot and killed in a drive-by in Pontiac. Now, deputies say they've arrested the man they believe is responsible.
Two years later, police say they have charged 22-year-old Adonte Bouie with the murder of Aniya Edwards, a college student originally from Pontiac.
Oakland County Sheriff's deputies said Aniya was standing in front of an abandoned house on Thorpe Street on August 7, 2016, with some friends when a dark-colored vehicle drove by with its lights off. Witnesses said three or four people inside wearing masks, and opened fire, killing Aniya.
Aniya was originally from Pontiac and had spent her first year in college in Memphis, with her father. That summer, she decided to return to Pontiac with plans to attend Oakland Community College. Instead, she was killed in the drive-by.
Bouie is the second person arrested for her murder. In 2017, authorities arrested one man involved in the murder. Ashton Greenhouse was arrested in August 2017 and pleaded guilty earlier this year to second-degree murder, three counts of assault with intent to commit murder, and three counts of felony firearms. He will be sentenced on September 11, 2018.
Now authorities have Bouie in custody as well. He was charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit murder, first degree premeditated murder, multiple counts of assault with intent to murder and felony firearms possession.