PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) - Two men have been charged with murder in connection with the party bus shooting that killed a 19-year-old mother and a 28-year-old father.
Lerrick Myers, 20, and Craig Lewis, 22, were arraigned Thursday afternoon in Judge Ronda Fowlkes Gross’ courtroom in Pontiac District Court
The shootings happened in the early morning hours on Mother's Day, May 13 outside of Porky’s Bar and Grill at the intersection of Kennett and Baldwin in Pontiac.
The violence began to unfold during a robbery on the party bus. A Clinton Township man, who was with the party bus group, was told to hand over a pair of Cartier glasses and cash. He complied.
As the robbery was happening, friends on the party bus figured out what was happening and started yelling – that’s when Myers and Lewis reportedly opened fire with .380 pistols.
The victims, 19-year-old Shuntrice Sylvester and 28-year-old Anthony Ellis, are both from Detroit. The two apparently did not know each other.
Sylvester leaves behind a one-year-old son and Ellis leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter and three-year-old-son.
Lewis is a parolee and served three years behind bars for Assault With Intent To Commit Murder. Oakland County Sheriff Bouchard says Lewis was convicted of the crime after shooting someone in the face. Judge Gross denied bond.
Myers bond was set at $1,000,000 cash or surety. He has also been in trouble with the law. Both suspects will be back in court on May 29.
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