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Two Charged for Shooting at Mt. Morris Twp. Police Detective

courtesy Genesee County Prosecutor

Two men have been charged with felony assault and gun charges by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton after they fired gunshots at a Mt. Morris Township Police Detective shortly after midnight Thursday.

Both from Flint, 19-year-old Randy Alexander and 19-year-old James Alexander, are each charged with intent to murder and felony firearm. Alexander is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. At the time if his arrest, Alexander was on probation from a 2011 Genesee County Circuit Court conviction of attempted breaking and entering of a building.

A third suspect who was also arrested by police has not been charged at this time.

Around 12:10 a.m. Thursday morning, June 14th, police were dispatched by 911 in response to reports of shots being fired at a vehicle in Mt. Morris Township. A detective searching the area spotted the suspects and tried to talk to them when they opened fire on him. The detective took cover behind his vehicle and returned fire at the suspects who were later apprehended after being tracked by a police K-9 unit. A third suspect was also arrested after being found in a nearby vehicle which had stolen radios and other items in it. According to the police investigation, the three are suspected of breaking into vehicles earlier in the evening and had shot at a civilian before the detective arrived on the scene.

Alexander and Mitchell will be arraigned in 67th District Court where pre-trial and preliminary examination dates will be scheduled.


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