Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged a 17-year-old Juvenile Female, (DOB: 12/17/2004), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Saniyah Pugh also of Detroit.
On June 4, 2022, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 20290 block of Goulburn Street for a reported shooting. Upon their arrival, officers located the victim inside her bedroom with a gunshot wound to the back. Medics arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
It is alleged that the juvenile respondent was with William Dickerson, 21, of Detroit, who provided a handgun that they both shot outside in the backyard. A stray bullet entered through the back of the Goulburn home fatally striking Ms. Pugh in the back, the juvenile was taken into custody on June 5, 2022.
The juvenile respondent has been charged with: Intentionally discharging a firearm at a dwelling or occupied structure causing death, Careless, reckless or negligent use of a firearm causing death and Felony Firearm. * Juveniles do not receive adult sentences. The sentence is fashioned by the Juvenile Court judge.
The Preliminary Hearing was held today. The juvenile respondent was given a $50,000/10% bond with a tether. Her next court date is on June 29, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lincoln Hall of Justice.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.