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Southfield man arrested following gas station shootings

By: Kayla Dimick | Southfield Sun | Published July 9, 2019

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DETROIT — Police have apprehended and charged a man in connection with two recent shootings at a local gas station.

According to a July 1 news release from Maria Miller, the director of communications for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Charles Anthony Philips, 31, of Southfield, has been charged in the shootings.

Miller said in the release that at around 10:30 p.m. June 28, Detroit police were dispatched to a gas station in the 19100 block of Telegraph Road, near the border of Southfield and Detroit.

When police arrived, Miller said, they discovered a 13-year-old boy with a serious gunshot wound, and he was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police also discovered that a man had sustained a gunshot wound, and he too was taken to a hospital for treatment.

“It is alleged that Philips discharged a weapon inside of the gas station and shot two victims before leaving the scene on foot,” Miller said in the release.

Following media coverage of the incident, Philips turned himself in, Miller said in the release.

Philips has been charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder, discharge of a weapon in a bulding causing serious impairment, discharge of a weapon in a building causing injury, carrying a concealed weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, and eight counts of felony firearm.

On July 1, Philips was arraigned on the charges in front of Magistrate Dawn M. White in Detroit’s 36th District Court.

A probable cause conference for Philips is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. July 12, and a preliminary examination is slated for 9 a.m. July 17 in front of Judge Kenyetta Stanford Jones.

Philips received a $500,000 cash/surety bond.

According to court documents, Philips has filed a petition for a court-appointed attorney; he did not have one assigned to him by press time.