FLINT, MI – Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said a jury has convicted a 28-year-old Flint man of attempted murder related to a 2016 shooting incident that left two men hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
Frank James Neal was convicted on all counts including four counts of assault with intent to murder and four counts of felony firearm related to the May 23, 2016 incident.
According to the testimony at trial, around 3:30PM on that date, Flint police and Michigan State Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of West Court Street reference a domestic violence and shooting incident. When they arrived, police found two men injured with gunshot wounds. Both men were transported to Hurley Medical Center where they were treated for their injuries.
Earlier that afternoon, Neal had interceded in an argument between his sister and her boyfriend. The situation quickly turned into an altercation between Neal and the boyfriend. The boyfriend then left the scene and returned a short time later with a group of four other men. The situation escalated to violence when Neal fired a shotgun at the group of men, striking two.
Genesee County Circuit Court Judge Celeste Bell has scheduled a sentencing date for Neal on September 17th at 9:00AM.