Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced he has charged a Flint teenager as an adult in the New Year's Day shooting that left another Flint teenager dead.

According to police reports, 15-year-old Gianni Herron was shot and killed in the basement of a home on N. Chevrolet Avenue in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

On January 3rd, 16-year-old Shukur Terome Brown,was taken into custody by Flint Police after he participated in a news conference at a locaal church with his attorney, a local pastor and others in which he made a public statement about his involvement in Herron's death. Prosecutor Leyton then filed a juvenile petition against Brown and he was lodged at the Genesee Valley Regional Detention Center.

This morning, after further review by Leyton, a criminal complaint was filed against Brown charging his as an adult with four felonies. Those include:

  • Second Degree Murder, punishable by up to life in prison
  • Possession of a short-barreled shotgun, punishable by up to five years in prison
  • Possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, punishable by up to four years in prison
  • Felony firearm, mandatory two-years in prison consecutive to sentence for underlying felony

In a statement Leyton said "Shukur Brown illegally possessed a short-barreled shotgun and wantonly and willfully disregarded the life and general safety of the victim when the gun was fired."

Brown will be arraigned in 68th District Court today and a pre-trial and preliminary examination will be scheduled.