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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Elijah Copeland, 17, (DOB: 12/04/2003), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting incident that involved five adults and one child.

On September 18, 2021, at approximately 7.27 p.m., the victims and the defendant were at a gas station in the 18140 block of Seven Mile Road in Detroit. It is alleged that the defendant left the gas station driving south on the Southfield service drive when he fired shots at five victims. The shots struck three of victims, before the defendant fled from the scene. The two adult victims were privately transported to a local hospital for treatment. The three-year-old did not require medical attention. The defendant turned himself in to authorities on September 19, 2021.

Elijah Copeland has been charged with six counts of Assault With Intent to Murder, six counts of Assault With Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, two counts of Discharge from a Vehicle Causing Injury, one count of Possession of a Loaded Firearm in or Upon a Vehicle, and 14 counts of Felony Firearm. *

He was arraigned on September 22, 2021 in 36th District Court and given a $500,000 cash bond. He was also ordered to have no weapons and to have no contact with the complaining witnesses. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for September 29, 2021 and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for October 6, 2021 in 36th District Court before Judge Patricia Jefferson. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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