FLINT, MI – A jury convicted a Flint man today in the May 14, 2017, shooting of another man in the parking lot of a local bar.
Willie James Calloway, Jr., 35-years-old, was convicted of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of ammunition by a felon, and three counts of felony firearm related to a shooting in the parking lot of Chilly’s bar on Davison Road in Flint around 10:00pm.
According to testimony, two groups of people who were previously in the bar got into an argument outside and Calloway opened fire with a pistol striking another man in the abdomen. The victim went across the street where he was then picked up by acquaintances who drove him to Hurley Medical Center where he was treated.
Calloway was later located at a house on Dupont Street where he was apprehended and taken into custody. Calloway is a convicted felon who will be sentenced under Michigan’s super habitual offender statute which carries a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for August 27th.
“This very well could have been a murder trial,” said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton after the verdict was read. “Fortunately, our victim survived and we were able to see justice through in a court of law,” Leyton said.