Troy police reveal info on Somerset gunfire suspects

By: Eric Czarnik | Troy Times | Published November 10, 2020


TROY — Troy police have released new information about two men they recently arrested following reports of parking lot gunfire Oct. 25 near Somerset Collection’s south building, located near the intersection of Big Beaver Road and Coolidge Highway.

Police identified the two suspects as Jermaine Marzell Jones, 25, of Van Buren Township, and Daniel Rashard Bright, 24, of Sterling Heights. Both were arraigned Oct. 27 in 52-4 District Court.

Jones reportedly has been charged with second offense, felony firearm; firearm possession by a felon; reckless firearm usage; and carrying a concealed weapon. Bright reportedly faces charges of possessing a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license.

According to a court representative, Jones’ bond was set at $50,000 cash surety, and Bright’s was set at $15,000 cash surety. Jones’ attorney, listed as Loren Dickstein, could not be reached for comment. Bright reportedly requested a court-appointed attorney.

The gunfire reportedly happened around 4:30 p.m. in a lot just north of Neiman Marcus. According to the new details, two suspects were inside a gray Chevrolet Impala, and Jones allegedly “exchanged gunfire with four men in another car.” Police still have not found those four men, though investigators believe that they were occupying a boxy SUV, either dark gray or silver, such as a Dodge Durango.

Police said bullet casings at the scene led them to conclude that at least two guns were fired. Police tallied four vehicles, including the suspects’ Impala, being hit. They still aren’t sure about the SUV, and while they say no one was apparently hurt, they don’t know whether the SUV occupants might’ve been hit.

Police are still investigating. Anyone who has more information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Troy Police Department by calling (248) 524-3477.