Three injured in Roseville parking lot shooting

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published March 22, 2019

 Ridling

Ridling

 Blevins

Blevins

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ROSEVILLE — Three individuals were hospitalized and one was charged following a shooting in the parking lot of a Roseville restaurant.

The incident took place at approximately 2:25 a.m. March 16 in the parking lot of the Spot Bar and Grill at 32456 Gratiot Ave. The Roseville Police Department said there was an altercation in the parking lot between several individuals, during which a handgun was discharged. Two individuals whom investigators identified as victims, and one individual whom investigators identified as a suspect, were struck.

The two victims were identified as a 26-year-old Detroit man and a 23-year-old Warren man. Police identified the suspect as 24-year-old Warren resident Robert Ridling. They were transported to local hospitals, and all injuries were described by police as non-life-threatening.

“While outside in the parking lot a fight started among several people,” Roseville Deputy Police Chief Donald Glandon wrote in a press release. “One of the participants in this altercation had a handgun on him. During the altercation the handgun fell from the beltline of the person. There is no indication that the handgun was drawn by the person. (Ridling) picked the firearm up, several rounds were subsequently discharged. While firing rounds, the suspect shot two others and also shot himself in the foot.”

Investigators added that what started the altercation and the motivation for the shooting were being investigated. 

An additional suspect, 24-year-old Warren resident Sadiq Blevins, was charged for allegedly picking up the firearm after it was discharged and attempting to dispose of it. He was not injured in the exchange.

Ridling was arraigned March 18 by video and was charged with one count of assault with intent to murder, one count of felony firearm and one count of larceny from a person. He was released from the hospital March 19 and was being held at the Macomb County Jail. His bond was set at $1 million cash or surety, no 10 percent. His next court date was scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in 39th District Court.

Blevins was also arraigned March 18 and was being held at the Macomb County Jail. He was charged with one count of receiving and concealing firearms, one count of accessory after the fact to a felony, one count of tampering with evidence, and one count of possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy. His bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety, and his next court date was scheduled for 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in 39th District Court.

Neither defendant had retained an attorney prior to press time. 

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