Mother wounded after father-son dispute ends in shootout

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published November 29, 2019


WARREN — A Warren man was in custody and his adult son remained at large Nov. 25, two days after a domestic dispute over a vehicle escalated into a shootout that left the mother wounded.

Darrell Charles Roseborough, 45, was arraigned Nov. 25 on five felony counts including assault, narcotics possession and weapons charges. His son, a 25-year-old Warren man, was named in a four-count warrant, but remained at large at press time.

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said officers were called to a home on Murphy Court, near 13 Mile and Mound roads, at about 7 p.m. Nov. 23.

“A call came in stating someone had been shot at the residence,” Dwyer said. “During the argument, the father retrieved a handgun. The argument turned physical. The father and son began to fight.”

Dwyer said Roseborough’s wife, the 25-year-old man’s mother, got between the two men and tried to stop the fight. The altercation resulted in gunfire, and the 45-year-old woman was shot in the right thigh.

She was transported to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital for treatment and was expected to be released.

Dwyer said a total of 19 rounds were fired during the altercation. One handgun was recovered, but police believe two were used at the scene.

“They were fighting over a car,” Dwyer said. He declined to provide further details.

The matter remained under investigation as police worked to locate the 25-year-old man and negotiate his surrender.

A 5-year-old boy was at the condominium at the time of the shooting, but was not injured.

Roseborough requested a court-appointed attorney at his arraignment and remained held with bail set at $250,000 ahead of his next court date, a probable cause conference scheduled for Dec. 3, after press time. A preliminary examination was also scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Dec. 10.