Coney Island worker charged in non-fatal shooting of Detroit man

Posted at 2:16 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 15:12:18-04

A Detroit Coney Island worker is being arraigned today for allegedly shooting a customer following a dispute. 

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Engjull Thaql, 45, of Macomb, in connection with the shooting.


The incident happened on Sunday, May 20 at 2:40 p.m. at a Coney Island on Detroit's east side. 

Police say Thaql allegedly had an argument with 23-year-old Gene Lyons, and asked him to leave. Shortly after, Lyons returned and went to the rear parking lot of the restaurant. That's when Thaql allegedly shot at Lyons with a handgun, wounding him once in the leg.

Thaql has been charged with one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, felonious assault, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, felon in possession of a firearm and four counts of felony fire arm.