Second suspect arraigned in connection to shooting near Roseville schools

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published March 9, 2023




ROSEVILLE — A second suspect has been named in an incident in which a 13-year-old Roseville resident allegedly shot and injured a 40-year-old Warren man.

At approximately 3:10 p.m. March 6, Roseville police responded to the area of Barkman and Chestnut streets for a report of shots being fired near Roseville Middle School and Steenland Elementary School. When officers arrived, they found the Warren man suffering from gunshot wounds in the roadway, according to a press release from the Police Department.

A second press release, sent the day after the incident by Roseville police, states that the suspect had been expelled from Roseville Community Schools and was trespassing on school property, attempting to engage Roseville Middle School students in altercations while armed with a handgun. 

The Warren man, who was reportedly picking up a student or students from school, saw the suspect’s behavior and attempted to intervene. The Warren man was shot twice as he got involved, according to the updated release. The man was reported to be in stable condition at a local hospital. 

Police said that the 13-year-old fled on foot but was taken into custody without incident near Groveland and Chestnut streets after a foot chase. The suspect is facing six charges: assault with intent to murder, punishable by life in prison; assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony; carrying a concealed weapon, a five-year felony; two counts of felony firearm, a two-year felony; and possessing a weapon in a weapon-free school zone, which is a 93-day misdemeanor.

The suspect, who remains lodged in the Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center, had a preliminary hearing March 7 in front of Macomb County Circuit Court Chief Referee Linda Harrison. The juvenile’s next court date is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, in front of Macomb County Circuit Court Referee Anthony Scotta.

On March 8, Roseville police named Deandre Demon Parks, a 19-year-old Roseville resident, as a suspect for allegedly being involved in supplying the suspect with the firearm. Parks was out on bond for a felony weapons charge and has had numerous contacts with Roseville police, according to a press release.

Parks was previously facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon in addition to receiving and concealing a stolen firearm. After an investigation, he is being charged with an additional charge of carrying a concealed weapon, a five-year felony. He was arraigned March 7 in front of 39th District Court Judge Alyia Hakim, who released him on a personal bond.

While Parks was already out on bond for his previous charges, Roseville Deputy Police Chief Mitch Berlin said he was likely released on the new charge because they are separate cases. However, he deferred to Parks’ attorney, David Sinutko, for more information. Sinutko declined to comment.

Parks is scheduled for a preliminary examination March 22 in the 39th District Court in Roseville.

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