Detroit teen faces 29 charges in non-fatal shooting of 2 adults, 3-year-old at gas station

DETROIT – A Detroit teen was charged in connection with a shootout that injured two adults and a 3-year-old child at a gas station, officials said.

Police said Elijah Copeland, 17, from Detroit was at a gas station on Block 18100 on Seven Mile Road at 7:27 p.m. on Saturday, September 18.

Copeland is accused of leaving the gas station, driving south on Southfield Service Drive and firing gunshots at five people, according to authorities.

The scene of a September 18, 2021 gunfight at a gas station on Seven Mile Road in Detroit. (WDIV)

Officials said three people were shot in the gun: a woman, a man and a three-year-old child. Three other adults at the scene were not injured, the police said.

Copeland fled the scene, officials said.

The two adults who were shot were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the police. They are expected to survive.

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The 3-year-old child did not need medical care, the police said.

Elijah Copeland (Detroit Police Department)

Copeland turned himself in to the authorities on Sunday. He is charged with assault in six cases with intent to murder, assault in six cases with intent to cause serious assault, discharge from a vehicle with risk of injury in two cases, possession of a loaded firearm in or on a vehicle in two cases, and 14 offenses against firearms, said Officer.

Copeland was tried in 36th District Court Tuesday and was paid in cash on bail of $ 500,000. He is not allowed to own weapons or have contact with the witnesses.

A likely cause conference is scheduled for September 29th and a preliminary investigation for October 6th.

The scene of a September 18, 2021 gunfight at a gas station on Seven Mile Road in Detroit. (WDIV)

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