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Man allegedly involved in 2019 shooting outside lounge to return to court

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published June 23, 2020

 Tauheed Wilder

Tauheed Wilder


FERNDALE — A man who allegedly was involved in a shooting outside a Ferndale nightclub last year will have his next court date at the end of June.

Tauheed Wilder, 37, of Detroit, was arraigned May 20 on 10 charges related to an Aug. 30, 2019, shooting outside the Bosco Lounge, 22930 Woodward Ave.

On that night, Ferndale police responded to a report of a shooting on the sidewalk at approximately 1:14 a.m., following an altercation between the lounge’s security and a patron.

“There was an altercation at the door. … (Wilder) was escorted out of the vestibule area there,” Ferndale Police Sgt. Baron Brown said. “He never really made it into the club. He initiated a physical altercation with security there, and then at some point, we believe that he pulled out a pistol. Security obviously was carefully watching him because of his aggression that he showed. (Wilder) pulled a pistol out and security pulled their weapons and a shootout ensues.”

Two people, bouncers at the Bosco Lounge, were taken into custody that night, but the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office declined to pursue charges Sept. 3.

“We brought the bouncers in here and we attempted to interview them, and they exercised their right to remain silent, which is absolutely 100% fine,” Brown said. “We were unable to fully interview the eventual suspect (Wilder). He was in and out of surgery, so we couldn’t get a good robust interview with him.

“We took what information we had, because we had people locked up and we wanted to be able to reassure the community that if we released them, we were releasing them without any specter of charges or anything like that being over their head, because we have to do our due diligence to find the person that did it and make sure that the people that didn’t (do it) get released as soon as possible. So they were never considered strong suspects.”

Wilder was one of two men injured in the shooting. While another man suffered a gunshot wound to the hand, Wilder suffered critical injuries and had to undergo surgery.

“We always kind of felt like the man who was eventually arrested was our strongest suspect, but we didn’t have any evidence either way until just recently to prove that,” Brown said.

“It was just a matter of getting the right pieces of evidence in our hands to be able to present it to the Prosecutor’s Office,” he continued.

Wilder has been arraigned on four counts of second-offense felony firearm, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of felon in possession of ammunition, and assault and battery. All charges are a felony, except the assault and battery.

Wilder’s next court date is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 29 at the 43rd District Court His lawyer, Harry Boffman III, could not be reached for comment at press time.