Redford man facing charges for allegedly shooting multiple people in Eastpointe

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published September 13, 2023




EASTPOINTE — A 38-year-old man from Redford is facing charges for allegedly shooting multiple people at an Eastpointe residence.

On Sunday, Sept. 3, Dominic Flynn allegedly arrived at a party in the area of Toepfer Drive and Kelly Road and shot three people.

Dawn Fraylick, communications director for the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office, said the incident occurred because Flynn “(had) an issue with one of the victims” but did not provide further details.

In an email dated Sept. 7, Fraylick said all three victims were expected to recover and none were in critical condition.

Flynn was not arrested at the scene, Fraylick said, but did not provide further details.

Flynn was arraigned Sept. 6 in the 38th District Court in Eastpointe. He is facing three counts of assault with intent to murder, a life felony; felon in possession of a firearm; felon in possession of ammunition; and carrying a concealed weapon, each of which are five-year felonies. He is also being charged with five counts of felony firearm-second offense, with each count carrying a five-year consecutive sentence.

Flynn is being charged as a violent habitual fourth offender, which carries a mandatory 25-years-to-life sentence. Flynn’s convictions over the last 20 years, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections, include operating a chop shop; assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer; assault with a dangerous weapon; unlawfully driving away an automobile; and receiving or concealing stolen property worth more than $20,000. 

Magistrate Mark Makoski set Flynn’s bond at $1.5 million cash or surety with no 10%. Additionally, according to his Macomb County Jail information, the Clinton Township Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office have placed holds on Flynn for outstanding warrants, meaning he would remain in custody for those agencies if he were released on the Eastpointe case. Clinton Township’s warrant is for assault with intent to do great bodily harm; Wayne County’s warrants are for operating a chop shop and receiving and concealing stolen property.

If Flynn were to be released from jail, he will be required to wear a GPS steel cuff tether, be on home confinement, have no weapons or firearms, and have no contact with any witnesses or victims. Flynn was also referred for a mental health assessment, which Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido requests with any gun crime.

“(Lucido) requests a mental health assessment as a bond condition for every gun crime to provide an opportunity to get any needed mental health treatment before a suspect gets a chance to commit another gun crime,” the Prosecutor’s Office said in a press release.

Flynn is scheduled for a probable cause hearing at 8 a.m. Sept. 19 and a preliminary exam at 8 a.m. Sept. 26. Both hearings will be in front of 38th District Court Judge Kathleen Galen.

Flynn’s attorney, Nijad Georges Mehanna, said in an email Sept. 13 that he had yet to receive any discovery materials in the case, so he wasn’t familiar with its specifics yet.

“I will vigorously represent Mr. Flynn in order to ensure that his rights are protected,” Mehanna said.

Contact Staff Writer Brian Wells at (248) 291-7637.