Detroit Man Charged in Westland Mall Non-Fatal Shooting
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Gregory Travis Jones, 24 (DOB: 01/25/1996), of Detroit, in connection with a non-fatal shooting reported at Westland Mall in Westland.
On July 9, 2020 at approximately 5:38 p.m., Westland police officers, as well as officers from other law enforcement agencies, responded to a call about shots fired inside Westland Mall. Upon arrival, the officers searched for the defendant. It is alleged that the defendant met with some acquaintances while in a store inside the mall. It is further alleged that a discussion escalated into an argument and the defendant drew a weapon and fired it into the air initially, and then fired the weapon toward the fleeing acquaintances. Two bystanders immediately outside of the store were hit with shattered storefront glass. The defendant fled the scene on foot. Investigation by the police officers and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Apprehension Team located the defendant and placed him under arrest. The facts and evidence of the case will be placed on the record in Court at the Preliminary Examination.
Jones has been charged with two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, two counts of Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, two counts of Felonious Assault, Discharge of a Firearm in a Building, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and seven counts of Felony Firearm.* He was arraigned this morning in 18th District Court. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for July 23, 2020 at 8:15 a.m. before Judge Mark McConnell in 18th District Court. The defendant received a $1 million dollar cash/surety bond. Please contact the Westland Police Department for a photograph of the defendant.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.