Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a confrontation at the Shell gas station on the corner of 12 Mile and Hoover roads led to gunfire May 6.

Two men have been charged with attempted murder after a confrontation at the Shell gas station on the corner of 12 Mile and Hoover roads led to gunfire May 6.

Photo by Brian Louwers


Siblings charged after shots fired at Warren gas station

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published May 15, 2018

WARREN — Two men are facing a list of felonies, including attempted murder charges, after a confrontation at a Warren gas station ended in gunfire May 6. 

Terrance Press Johnson, 20, and his brother Tahon Oshea Johnson, 19, both of Detroit, were arrested a short time after the shooting was reported at 8:30 a.m. at the Shell gas station at 28851 Hoover Road, near 12 Mile Road.

Detective Sgt. Robert Eidt, of the Warren Police Department, said a worker at the store told investigators he was helping another customer when the men, accompanied by a third person, later identified as a juvenile, began creating a disturbance. Words were then reportedly exchanged and the group was asked to leave the store. 

“They then started knocking things over, kicking display stands to make merchandise fall down on the floor, and were just very unruly,” Eidt said. 

Concerned about potential damage, the worker reportedly went outside of the store as the trio left in an attempt to get a license plate number or vehicle description.

“As they got into the vehicle they made some sort of threat to him. As they were closing the door, the front seat passenger pulled a gun out and pointed the gun right at him and fired a round,” Eidt said. “Then they sped off going south on Hoover from 12 Mile.”

Warren patrol officers stopped the Chevy Impala near Nine Mile and Schoenherr roads and took Tahon Johnson, the driver, into custody. The alleged shooter, Terrance Johnson, reportedly fled on foot, but was captured a short time later. The juvenile was released and not charged. 

Tahon Johnson was ordered held on a $150,000 cash bond. Bail for Terrance Johnson was set at $300,000. Both requested court appointed attorneys and remained in custody at the Macomb County Jail at press time. They were scheduled to be back in the 37th District Court May 17 for a probable cause conference before Judge John Chmura.

Assault with intent to murder is punishable by up to life in prison.