Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Howard B. Lowry, Sr., 48 (DOB: 10/1/67) of Redford, in connection with shooting his son, Marcus Ross, 23, on Father's Day. On June 19, 2016 at approximately 5:00 p.m. at a location in the 10030 block of Mercedes, the defendant had an argument with his 16-year-old son that became physical. Lowry's other son Ross intervened when he saw the defendant hitting the 16-year-old. It is alleged that the defendant became upset, went to his bedroom and retrieved his shotgun. Lowry then went into the living room and shot Ross once in the abdomen while Ross's one-year-old son was standing by him. A uniformed officer responded to the scene and the defendant was placed under arrest. Ross was transported to a local hospital and is currently receiving treatment for the gunshot wound he sustained.
Lowry has been charged with: two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, Child Abuse Fourth Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm. The defendant was arraigned this morning in 17th District Court in Redford Township. The probable cause conference is scheduled for July 5, 2016 at 8:40 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for July 12, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Wirth. The defendant received a $1 million cash/surety bond.
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