Teen charged with shooting among juveniles escaped from Oakland County's Children's Village

The Oakland County Sheriff's Department is searching for two teenagers who escaped from the Children's Village on Sunday, one of whom is charged with multiple counts of assault with intent to murder.

The sheriff identified the two teens as Elijah Travis Daniel Lee, 16, and Kuran Melvin-Vito Dolton-Burton, 15, were both last seen while working on a food service detail at Children's Village on Sunday and were last seen around 7:40 p.m.

"They took advantage of the situation, there’s no doubt about that. So they just ran away when they were going from one building to another," said Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe.

A spokesman for Oakland County says the pair worked their way onto the food detail through a treatment program at Children’s Village in which residents earn more responsibilities as they improve their behavior.

According to the sheriff, Lee was charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder following a March shooting. Deputies said someone shot into a home on Blaine Ave in Pontiac, hitting two people inside. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

"We need to get him back in custody. Now we have notified the victims of the shootings that they did escape," McCabe said.

Dolton-Burton is charged with car theft and two counts of hit-and-run from a May 17 crime. According to the sheriff, Dolton-Burton stole his aunt's car and hit several cars before leaving the area.

"They’re both, especially one of them, extremely dangerous," McCabe said. "We’re concerned for the public safety."

Lee is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a yellow polo shirt, black khakis, a gray "Nike" hoodie, and county-issued flip-flops.

Dolton-Burton is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 200 pounds and was wearing a black bubble-type jacket, a Nike jacket, an orange polo shirt, black khakis, and county-issued flipflops.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and the caller will remain anonymous.

The Oakland County Sheriff said two teens escaped from Children's Village. Elijah Travis Daniel Lee is charged with assault with intent to murder. Kuran Melvin-Vito Dolton-Burton is charged with car theft and hit-and-run.