Southfield Man Charged in BP Gas Station Shootings

DETROIT, MI – Charles Anthony Phillips, 31-years-old, of Southfield, will be formally charged this afternoon in connection with two non-fatal shootings of a 13-year-old boy from Redford and a 23-year-old Lincoln Park man that occurred inside a gas station on Telegraph Road in Detroit.shooting-investigation

On June 28, 2019 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Detroit police officers were dispatched to a call at a gas station in the 19100 block of Telegraph Road.  Upon arrival, the officers discovered the 13-year-old Damarian Johnson who had suffered a serious gunshot wound.  Medics arrived and transported the him to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The second victim, who also sustained a gunshot wound, was privately conveyed to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.  It is alleged that Charles Phillips discharged a weapon inside the gas station and shot two victims before leaving the scene on foot.  After media coverage of the incident, Phillips turned himself in to authorities.

Phillips has been charged with three counts of Assault With Intent to Murder, Discharge of a Weapon in a Building Causing Serious Impairment, Discharge of a Weapon in a Building Causing Injury, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Unlawful Intent and eight counts of Felony Firearm.

Philips was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Dawn M. White.  The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for July 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for July 17, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.  Both hearings are before Judge Kenyetta Stanford Jones in 36th District Court.  The defendant received a $500,000 cash/surety bond.

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