Great-grandfather charged with second-degree murder

By: Julie Snyder | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published February 18, 2015


MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Macomb Township man has been charged for fatally shooting the 31-year-old father of his three great-grandchildren on Feb. 16.

Macomb County Sheriff’s officials report that Donald Clayton Miller, 76, was arraigned on a charge of second-degree murder in fatal shooting of Bondaryl McCall of Pontiac. The victim is formally from Detroit, but had recently moved, officials said.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said McCall arrived at Miller’s home in the 45000 block of Lone Pine Drive, at approximately 9 a.m. to pick up one of his children residing at the home.

“The suspect came out of the home armed with a (9mm) handgun and shot the victim multiple times,” said Wickersham.

That’s when the 911 calls started coming in.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found McCall lying in the snow in front of the home, and Miller standing nearby with a gun close by on the ground.

Investigators were able to determine that Miller fired six shots from his handgun striking McCall in the back and the back of his head.

Wickersham said Miller resides at the home with the McCall’s three children, as well as the mother of the children — McCall’s girlfriend at the time — and another woman. The three children are reported to be 11 and under. 

Miller was immediately taken into custody. He was arraigned in the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township on Feb. 17 and given a $250,000 cash-or-surety bond on one charge of second-degree murder and a felony firearms charge. His next court date is March 3.

Wickersham said there has been no history of incidents at the home, though he and his investigation team are currently gathering historical information about the victim, the victim’s girlfriend, as well as the suspect.

“Investigators are still working on a possible motive that caused yesterday’s tragic event,” Wickersham said in a press release.