17-year-old arrested in BB gun shooting of 10-year-old Detroit girl

Posted at 6:12 PM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 18:12:58-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit police have taken into custody a suspect accused of shooting a 10-year-old Detroit girl with a BB gun.

The alleged shooting happened Aug. 8 on the city's west side, in the area of Tracey Chippewa.

Michael Cooks, 17, was taken into police custody Thursday, Aug. 8. He was then processed without incident at the Detroit Detention Center.

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Crooks was arraigned and is charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon (felonious assault), and one count of weapons – felony firearm.

Police say Crooks allegedly approached the 10-year-old while she was walking home from the park and asked her where she was coming from.

Crooks then allegedly produced a black BB gun and shot the girl in both of her legs. The girl then ran home to tell her father, who called police.

The girl's father then searched the neighborhood for the suspect, locating him at a park still with the BB gun. The father then detained the teen until police arrived.