11-year-old critically hurt by stray bullet outside party store in Pontiac

An 11-year-old boy was critically hurt in a shooting Monday night outside a party store in Pontiac. Police have a 19-year-old suspect in custody after a brief standoff at a nearby home. 

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office says a boy was shot in the leg around 10:15 p.m. outside a party store in the 900 block of Joslyn Avenue, which is near Madison Avenue.

The office says a relative of the boy and a suspect were fighting inside the party store, and when they came outside the suspect pulled out a gun and began shooting. The 11-year-old was inside a car and was hit in the leg by a stray bullet. Police were called and the suspect got in a car and drove off. 

The child is in the hospital in stable but critical condition right now. 

Authorities located the suspect at a nearby house but he refused to cooperate with authorities. A SWAT team was called to the home and the 19-year-old eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. A .40 handgun believed to be used in the shooting was also found and taken by police. 

An 18-year-old coming from the home was also arrested for being in possession of an unregistered gun that was not connected to the shooting at the party store. 

Police have not released the name of the suspect or the victim. 


Earlier information from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened outside a home the 500 block of Markle, which is near Joslyn Road.