Prosecutor: Only 1 of 2 gunmen in Marathon station shootout will face charges

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MT. MORRIS TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (4/22/2019) - Only one of two men shooting at each other at a Marathon gas station on Pierson Road will face charges.

Ade Milton, 29, was arraigned on three counts of assault with intent to murder and three charges of using a firearm to commit a felony for the shootout Thursday.

A 57-year-old grandmother was hit in the head by a stray bullet. She remained in critical but stable condition Monday, but she is expected to survive.

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Milton faces up to life in prison if convicted.

The other man involved in the shootout will not face criminal charges. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton ruled he was firing in self defense and his actions were justifiable.

Mt. Morris Township Police Chief Terence Green said the shootout resulted from Milton and a member of a rival group encountering each other at the gas station around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Investigators believe Milton opened fire on the other shooter, striking a white Land Rover and the other shooters girlfriend seated inside. She was treated and released at an area hospital Thursday.

Leyton said Milton was using a handgun during the shootout, but he also was carrying an assault-style weapon in his brown Buick crossover. Police seized both of his guns and the other shooter's gun.

Family members of the 57-year-old victim wanted to highlight that she is an incredible mother and grandmother. They are asking for prayers as she continues recovering.