Man accused of pointing gun in Troy parking dispute

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published January 9, 2019

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TROY — Troy police were called to a home on Jamaica Drive, in the Stephenson Highway and 14 Mile Road area, just after 4 p.m. Dec. 30 on a report that a man had gone to the door and pointed a gun at a resident.

According to the police report, a 51-year-old Lake Orion man visiting his mother in Troy received a note on his windshield telling him not to park in front of a particular home again.

Police said that when the man knocked on the door of the home in question, an argument ensued.

Based on a description, Clawson police stopped the Lake Orion man driving a blue 2001 Chevrolet van in the area of Hendrickson Boulevard and Jamaica Drive. Troy police spoke with the driver and recovered a handgun from him, according to the police report.

The driver told police that a 25-year-old Pontiac man at the home in question had taken an aggressive step toward him, so the Lake Orion man had placed his hand on his holstered gun.

According to the police report, the residents said they were calling police, and the driver said “go ahead” and walked away.

However, the residents told police that the driver had pulled his weapon out of the holster and pointed it at the side of the Pontiac man’s head and said he was going to kill him.

Police said that when they tried to locate the Pontiac man, who had several warrants out for his arrest, the residents said he was too scared from the incident and had likely run off.

According to the police report, a neighbor who heard the commotion said she didn’t see the Lake Orion man pull out or point a gun at anyone.

Police said they took possession of the handgun while they continue to investigate.