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Alleged shooter in Clinton Township arrested, arraigned

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published February 8, 2016

 Alfie Parker

Alfie Parker


CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The alleged shooter in a Clinton Township attack was arraigned Monday, Feb. 8.

Alfie Parker, 33, of Clinton Township, was arrested on a multi-count warrant issued by the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Clinton Township Police Department worked with the FBI-Macomb County Violent Crimes Task Force — of which Clinton Township is a member — to make the arrest at around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in Detroit.

Parker allegedly shot a man multiple times outside apartments on Village Road, in the area of 15 Mile Road, between Gratiot and Harper avenues.

Parker was remotely arraigned via a video feed by Magistrate Daniel Goulette, who listed Parker’s charges Feb. 8 at 41-B District Court in Clinton Township.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Parker sat in a chair and listened as Goulette read off his four charges: assault or attempt to commit murder, which is punishable by up to life in prison; armed robbery, punishable by up to life in prison; felony firearm, which carries a two-year sentence; and possession of a firearm by a felon, punishable by up to five years and may include a $5,000 fine.

Parker confirmed that he was on parole for assault with intent to murder, though he was unsure whether the parole was absconding.

The Michigan Department of Corrections website indicates that he was sentenced March 14, 2005, in Wayne County for a July 25, 2004, offense. He was given a sentence of between 10 and 20 years.

Records show he was listed as a parole absconder on Feb. 2 of this year.

Parker told Goulette he could not afford an attorney, so he will be appointed counsel.

The most recent incident stems from an early morning encounter Jan. 31, in which Clinton Township Police Capt. Richard Maierle said the 35-year-old victim seemed to recognize Parker.

Parker then allegedly pulled out a handgun, robbed the victim of about $400 and his cellphone, and then shot him four times.

Police found the victim on the ground and immediately transported him to McLaren Macomb Hospital, where he is still being treated for his injuries. He’s expected to survive.

Parker’s probable cause hearing was scheduled within the required period of between seven and 14 days after the arraignment.