Man facing charges in St. Clair Shores shooting

By: Kristyne E. Demske | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published April 4, 2019 | Updated April 5, 2019 3:23pm

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A 21-year-old St. Clair Shores man is in police custody after he allegedly accidentally shot a man at his house.

According to a press release, St. Clair Shores Police Department dispatchers were notified around 3 p.m. April 3 by dispatchers in Warren that a shooting had occurred in St. Clair Shores. The victim had gone to Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, formerly St. John Macomb Hospital, with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

St. Clair Shores Police learned that the victim was a 32-year-old resident of Warren.

The Warren man said that he and the alleged shooter, 21-year-old Nathan Reagan, who lives at the house in the 29000 block of Grant Street, were drinking and smoking marijuana behind the house. Reagan was allegedly holding a gun when it went off, shooting the Warren man in the stomach.

The Warren man was able to drive himself to the hospital, accompanied by Reagan, who told security personnel at the hospital that his friend had been shot, then left the scene.

Detective Sgt. James Brueckman said that police cannot confirm what led to the shooting.

“The victim’s saying they weren’t arguing; the suspect says they’re not arguing, that they were just drunk and waving the gun around,” Brueckman said.

Reagan was arraigned on charges of receiving and concealing a weapon, a 10-year-felony, and careless discharge of a weapon, a two-year misdemeanor, in front of 40th District Court Magistrate Mark Metry April 4. He was issued a $10,000 cash or surety bond and was still in police custody at press time, as he also had active warrants out for his arrest from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. Reagan has requested a court-appointed attorney, but did not have one as of press time.

The 32-year-old man was treated and released from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.