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Suspect arraigned in shooting incident that resulted in one death, two injuries in WB

By: Mark Vest | West Bloomfield Beacon | Published July 1, 2020

File photo by Donna Agusti

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WEST BLOOMFIELD — A suspect has been arraigned following a shooting incident that left two men injured and one dead June 17.

At around 1:15 a.m. that day, a resident on Chase Court called the police to report that he had been shot multiple times and believed he had also shot someone.

After arriving at the scene, police confirmed that the resident had been shot multiple times. Another subject was found dead with gunshot wounds at the residence.

The injured man was transported to a hospital and was later released.

At around 1:25 a.m., West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills patrol vehicles located a Dodge Charger matching the description of a vehicle seen leaving Chase Court.

After police conducted a traffic stop, the driver exited the vehicle and was detained by officers.

The driver was eventually identified as Omar Alexander-Roman Coney.

Coney informed police he had a gunshot wound to his stomach, and he was transported to a local hospital.

A handgun was recovered from his vehicle.

The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office issued a nine-count warrant for Coney for charges of assault with intent to murder, armed robbery, home invasion, felon in possession of firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearms.

The West Bloomfield Police Department is continuing to investigate the events leading up to the shooting incident.

Coney was arraigned via video through 48th District Court June 19.

A $1.5 million bond was issued, with the full amount being due in order for Coney to be released.

When reached via phone, Coney’s attorney declined to comment.

West Bloomfield Police Chief Michael Patton said that, although it does happen, this kind of incident is a rare occurrence in West Bloomfield Township.

He was pleased with how the incident was handled.

“Very proud of the members of the Police Department here,” Patton said. “Also, I pay a great tribute to our investigations bureau, headed up by our lieutenant, Kevin Roy. They have tremendous investigative capability back there. … I was very happy the way it worked out. I was very pleased with the number of charges that were issued by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office.”

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