Sheriff: Drug deal leads to shooting in Mount Clemens

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published August 2, 2019

 Sheriff’s officials found these two unregistered guns at the scene of a shooting in Mount Clemens the evening of Aug. 1.

Sheriff’s officials found these two unregistered guns at the scene of a shooting in Mount Clemens the evening of Aug. 1.

Photo provided by the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office

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MOUNT CLEMENS — Macomb County Sheriff’s Office officials said an apparent drug deal gone bad resulted in a shooting in Mount Clemens Aug. 1.

According to Sgt. Renee Yax, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Dickinson Avenue at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a possible robbery and shots fired.

Deputies arrived to find two males injured with gunshot wounds. The resident of the home, a 41-year-old man, had a gunshot wound to his leg and was transported to a hospital for treatment. The second person, a 17-year-old boy from Roseville, had multiple gunshot wounds to his arm and buttocks. He was also transported to the hospital for treatment. Officials said neither sustained life-threatening injuries.

After interviewing both people and several witnesses, investigators determined that the shooting stemmed from the sale of narcotics. Two handguns were found at the scene, and a large quantity of marijuana was located in a “family vehicle” belonging to one of the shooting victims, according to a press release. Neither male claimed ownership of either handgun, and neither gun was registered. Both handguns are slated to be destroyed.

At press time, Yax said detectives were still investigating the incident and would present their findings to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office when complete.

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