Flint man convicted of assault with intent to murder in drug-related 2016 Lapeer shooting

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LAPEER (WJRT) (10/24/2017) - A Lapeer County jury convicted a Flint man on Tuesday of assault with intent to murder and other charges stemming from a 2016 drug-related shooting in Elba Township.

The Lapeer County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Genesee Road in Elba Township shortly after midnight on July 2, 2016, after receiving reports of an active shooter with multiple victims hit, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

Police found a 32-year-old Lapeer man suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds and a 41-year-old Lapeer man who had been shot at but not hit. The 32-year-old was transported to McLaren Lapeer Region Community Medical Center, where he recovered.

During the investigation, police found evidence of several people using illegal drugs in the house.

The shooter fled before police arrived, prompting an intense search of the area. Deonte McCoy of Flint was located within a mile of the residence less than a half hour after the shooting and arrested, police said.

The Lapeer County Prosecutor's Office charged him with two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, numerous weapon charges and cocaine charges.

McCoy went on trial beginning last week in Lapeer County 40th Circuit Court. After 4.5 days of testimony and deliberations, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all charges Tuesday morning.

McCoy is scheduled to be sentenced by 40th Circuit Court Judge Nick Holowka in mid-November.



 
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