Macomb County prosecutor blasts low bonds after shootout at Warren gas station

Jayquan Washington (left) and Eric Boatwright (right)

Macomb County Prosecutor Pete Lucido slammed a judge's decision to give two suspects low bonds after a shootout at a Warren gas station last week.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said 20-40 shots were fired after two groups of men started arguing at a Mobil gas station at Eleven Mile and Van Dyke on Thursday morning. No one was struck.

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Jayquan Washington, 25, of Detroit, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon (felony) and careless discharge of a firearm (misdemeanor), while Eric Boatwright, 25, of Taylor, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon (felony).

Visiting Judge Brookover set Washington's bond at $2,000/10% with GPS tether, and Boatwright's bond at $1,000/10% with GPS tether when the men were arranged at 37th District Court.

"Over 20 shell casings were recovered at the scene. These are not teenagers playing harmless pranks, it’s a miracle an innocent citizen was not injured by this brazen disregard for human life."  Lucido said. "These guys shoot up a gas station and blow out the window of a car dealership, it’s all on video, and they walk out after posting a hundred dollars or two?  Does anyone really think that ordering a tether will make any difference?"

Lucido said he is filing an emergency motion to get the bonds increased.