Farmington Hills man charged following shooting that left Pontiac resident paralyzed

By: Mark Vest | Farmington Press | Published April 29, 2024

 Karvyon Zorell Murphy

Karvyon Zorell Murphy

Photo provided by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office


FARMINGTON HILLS/PONTIAC — A Farmington Hills man is facing felony charges after a shooting incident in Pontiac that left a man paralyzed, according to a press release from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect reportedly fired multiple gunshots into a Pontiac residence occupied by three people.

Sometime after 10 p.m. April 7, sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of shots fired in an apartment on Fireside Lane, in the North Hill Farms apartment complex in Pontiac.

Deputies found a 20-year-old man who had been shot in the neck lying on the floor of an apartment.

The injured man told deputies an unknown suspect shot into the residence.

Deputies also found a 19-year-old woman in the apartment who had been shot in the arm.

A 43-year-old man also in the apartment was unharmed.

Deputies found multiple shell casings outside a nearby apartment, the release states.

The suspect, identified as Karvyon Zorell Murphy, 19, is being held in the Oakland County Jail on $75,000 cash or surety bond set by a 50th District Court judge.

He is scheduled to appear for a probable cause conference May 7.

Murphy is charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder, discharging a weapon in or at a building causing serious impairment, discharging a weapon in or at a building causing injury, five counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, and domestic assault and battery.

The shooting stemmed from an altercation that happened in the apartment several days earlier, and investigating detectives were able to identify Murphy as the shooter, according to police.

Members of the Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Apprehension Team located Murphy on Seven Mile Road in Detroit and arrested him without incident, according to the release.

At press time, Murphy did not have an attorney on record.