Prosecutor charges suspect after fatal shooting in Eastpointe basement

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published March 18, 2019




EASTPOINTE — A 20-year-old man died March 18 after suffering a gunshot wound to the head in an Eastpointe home a day earlier.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m. March 17 in the basement of a home in the 23000 block of Normandy Avenue, which is in the area of Nine Mile and Kelly roads. Eastpointe police officers were dispatched to the house after receiving a call about a person having been shot in the head.

When police arrived, they found the man and rendered medical aid before he was transported to a nearby hospital. Eastpointe police announced March 18 that he had died from his injuries.

Witnesses inside the home told police that the 20-year-old man and two others were in the basement when an unknown suspect entered the home through a side door, ran down the basement stairs and shot the 20-year-old.

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office has charged 21-year-old Jeremy Schodowski with the crime. Schodowski was arraigned in 38th District Court March 18 and charged with one count of second-degree murder, one count of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of felony firearm, and one count of cocaine possession.

"Based on statements from witnesses and a lot of things not making sense, we're still investigating and looking at evidence," said Eastpointe Director of Public Safety George Rouhib. "We submitted the evidence we had to the Prosecutor's Office, and they implicated the suspect on the five counts. There could be additional people involved or additional charges added. As far as we know, the victim and suspect were good friends. Everything at this point is preliminary."

Schodowski is being held on a $2 million bond. His next court appearance will be a probable cause conference scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 27. He had not retained or been appointed an attorney prior to publication.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the matter to contact the Eastpointe Police Department at (586) 445-5100.