DETROIT, MI – Theron Dewayne Rutledge, 57-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting of Zakiya Johnson, 18-years-old, of Ypsilanti. The two knew each other.
On April 29, 2018, at approximately 1:55 a.m., Detroit police officers responded to call of a shooting in the 1200 block of 25th Street in Detroit. Upon arrival, the officers found the victim on the floor with a gunshot wound to her leg. It is alleged that when the victim arrived at the defendant’s house, Rutledge grabbed her by her hair, struck her with a handgun and shot her in the leg. The victim was able to crawl into the next room and call 911 for assistance.
Rutledge has been charged with Discharge of a Firearm in a Building, Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, Felonious Assault, three counts of Felony Firearm and Domestic Violence.
Rutledge was arraigned in 36th District Court this afternoon before Magistrate Millicent Sherman and he received a $50,000 cash/surety bond, a GPS tether, and was ordered to have no contact with the victim. The probable cause conference is on May 11. 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is on May 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. before Lydia Nance Adams.