The Spook Who Sat By the Door The Spook Who Sat By the Door

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- "Very troubled past. I'll leave it at that. Very troubled, but given the fact they're juveniles we're going to be asking that they be waived to be tried on these charges as adults," explained Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee.

Two boys just 15 years old are accused of an attempted carjacking at Balfour and Waveny on Detroit's east side. A 25-year-old man was driving his friend and her two children to the store in his Grand Prix about 9:30 Sunday night when one of the suspects allegedly ran in front of the car and the other reportedly opened fire.

"I just heard three shots. It [sounded] to me like it might have been a shotgun because it was so loud," Michael Robinson told us.

Police say it was an AK-47. A bullet grazed the side of the driver's head, but in the back seat six-year-old Shawn Marzette was hit more than once, including a shot to his abdomen. The driver raced around the corner and the mother ran into a store for assistance. They called 911.

However, a Good Samaritan heard the mother's cries for help and didn't wait, instead rushing the child to St. John Hospital. He's in critical condition in the pediatric ICU.

Police say the two 15-year-old suspects are responsible for five robberies and carjackings that started at 7:00 a.m. Sunday and ended when they carjacked a White Monte Carlo at 12:15 Monday morning. Police tracked it down, arrested them and confiscated their weapons, including that AK-47.

We tried to talk to the family of one of the suspects, but no one would come to the door. Both 15-year-old boys have had significant prior contact with police and could now find themselves facing very serious consequences.

"There are some individuals in this community who feel like they're winning and they're going to take over, but we want to be very clear that this community is resolved to make sure that this type of thing stops," Godbee said.

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