STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) - A 17-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend after police said he started shooting at a high school birthday party when he and two other friends weren't allowed inside.
Police in Sterling Heights said it happened around 1 a.m. on Sunday. A group of three teens showed up to the house party in the 12000 block of Corvair Drive. After an argument, one teen pulled a gun and fired it into the home.
That teen has been identified as 17-year-old Timothy Johnson. One person was hit by a bullet and was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
By the time police arrived, Johnson and the other teens involved were all gone. Johnson, of Roseville, was arrested later Sunday evening.
"After being asked to leave a birthday party, this group of young men resorted to senseless gun violence. This behavior will not be tolerated and met with the full weight of my office," Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said in a press release.
Neighbors said they've never experienced anything like this in their neighborhood.
"I bought this house from my father so I lived where when I was a kid in 1967 and there's never been anything like that before," neighbor Larry Klein said.
Johnson is charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of felony firearm. The magistrate set his bond at $100,000/10 percent.
We learned in court on Monday, the 17-year-old boy has had other problems.
"I had a warrant from a fight at school but I don't know if that counts," Johnson said. "Roseville an unpaid ticket, I had a fight and I didn't pay the ticket."
Sterling Heights police said two other teens were with Johnson at the time of the shooting. One, a 15-year-old, is in custody. Police are still searching for a third suspect.