Two teenage boys charged with fatal drive-by shooting

Two teenagers in Michigan are facing a slew of charges in connection with a shooting that resulted in the death of a man in Lansing over the weekend. Aiden Wilson, 16, and Bradli Stoutmiles, 18, have been linked to the incident in which Jose Flores was killed on East Kalamazoo Street, according to court records. The teenagers were arraigned in 54A District Court and were both denied bond. They have requested the appointment of a public defender as their cases progress.

Wilson and Stoutmiles face a total of 13 felony counts, including open murder, assault with intent to murder, receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle, third-degree fleeing and eluding, and nine weapons counts. The court documents reveal that one of the teenagers was driving a stolen vehicle, reported missing two days prior, while the other fired shots from the sunroof. The Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office has requested that Wilson be moved from the Ingham County Youth Center to the county jail due to concerns about his potential danger to others.

Prosecutor John Dewane argued that Wilson, who had been under juvenile court supervision at the time of the shooting, poses a significant threat to the community and should be held without bond. Dewane emphasized the need to address individuals driving violence and fear in the community through the court process. He chose to charge Wilson as an adult due to the severity of the crimes and his prior involvement with the juvenile court system.

The fatal shooting on East Kalamazoo Street was one of three shootings that occurred in Lansing on Sunday, resulting in one fatality and several injuries. The violent day began with five people being wounded at a gathering outside the Logan Square Plaza on the city’s south side. Later, Flores was shot and killed, and another man was injured in a drive-by shooting. The court documents indicate that the suspects matched the descriptions of the driver and shooter involved in the homicide.

Lansing police responded to a shots-fired complaint on East Kalamazoo Street and found Flores with gunshot wounds. According to a Michigan State Police detective, a Ford Escape carrying the suspects slowed down near two individuals on the sidewalk, and shots were fired from the sunroof. The vehicle and suspects were later involved in a separate shooting. Lansing police pursued the stolen vehicle, leading to the arrest of all six occupants. The recovered shell casings were identified as belonging to a 9mm “Extreme” Luger.

While the charges against the teenagers currently pertain only to the incident resulting in Flores’ death, Prosecutor Dewane revealed that another man remains hospitalized with serious injuries from the same incident. Hearings to determine whether the teenagers should stand trial on the charges have been tentatively scheduled for August 18th.