Teen arrested in connection with August 12 shooting
NILES, Mich. – A 17-year-old was arrested in connection to a shooting in Niles on August 12, the Niles Police Department reported.
At 9:56 p.m., the Niles Police 911 Dispatch Center got a call that someone was shot in the area of 8th and Poplar Streets.
When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old man who had received more than one gunshot wound.
The wounds did not appear to be life-threatening.
The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Officers collected a firearm and other evidence at the scene.
An initial investigation identified 17-year-old Johntae Williamson as the shooter and Williamson was taken into custody, police said.
The investigation also found that this was not a random shooting.
Williamson was held at the Niles Police Department until his arraignment on Monday. During the arraignment, Williamson was given a $250,000 cash surety bond, reports said.
He was on bond for a previous incident during the August 12 shooting, police said.
Williamson faces the following charges, according to police:
- Assault with intent to commit murder
- Weapon-carrying a concealed firearm
- Weapons felony firearms