Suspects face charges for allegedly firing on ATF agents

By: Brendan Losinski | Advertiser Times | Published May 14, 2019

DETROIT — Three individuals have been charged with firing on two agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The incident took place at approximately 1:55 p.m. April 15 in the area of Morang Street in Detroit. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said ATF agents were in the area when they observed a vehicle with a shattered window and several occupants inside drive past them at a high rate of speed.

The agents followed the vehicle and observed a male occupant with a firearm exit the rear of the vehicle and approach a house. At that point, the agents contacted a Detroit police dispatcher. 

The agents then followed the car to a location at Cedargrove Street and Queen Street, at which time another male occupant armed with a firearm exited the rear of the vehicle and fired shots at the agents. The agents followed the vehicle from a distance to a location on Mayfield Street, at which time the defendants were arrested by the Detroit police.

The suspects were identified as 21-year-old Detroit resident Kevin Young, 21-year-old Detroit resident Damesha Few and 20-year-old Detroit resident Aaron Shooks. 

All three defendants were arraigned April 18 in 36th District Court and had a probable cause hearing April 29. Their next court date had not been scheduled as of press time.

Young was charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of possession of a weapon by a felon, one count of carrying a concealed weapon and four counts of felony firearm. He was issued a $500,000 bond, cash or surety.

Few was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and was issued a $75,000 bond, 10%.

Shooks was charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. He was issued a $350,000 bond, cash or surety.

Few’s attorney, Emmett Greenwood, did not wish to comment.

Young’s attorney, Stephen Remski, and Shook’s attorney, Mitchell Foster, did not respond to requests for comment prior to press time.