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Southfield Man Charged in Gas Station Non-Fatal Shootings

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Charles Anthony Philips, 31 (DOB: 12/17/1987), of Southfield, in connection with two non-fatal shootings of a 13-year-old boy from Redford and a 23-year-old Lincoln Park man that occurred inside a gas station on Telegraph Road in Detroit.

On June 28, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to call at a gas station in the 19100 block of Telegraph Road. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the 13-year-old victim who had suffered a serious gunshot wound. Medics arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. The second victim, who also sustained a gunshot wound, was privately conveyed to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. It is alleged that Philips discharged a weapon inside the gas station and shot two victims before leaving the scene on foot. After media coverage of the incident, Philips turned himself in to authorities.

Philips has been charged with three counts of Assault With Intent to Murder, Discharge of a Weapon in a Building Causing Serious Impairment, Discharge of a Weapon in a Building Causing Injury, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Unlawful Intent and eight counts of Felony Firearm.*

Philips was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Dawn M. White. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for July 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for July 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenyetta Stanford Jones in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $500,000 cash/surety bond. Please contact the Detroit Police Department for a photo of the defendant.

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