Man charged after shots fired at Airbnb home in Royal Oak

Posted at 5:58 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 17:58:55-05

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 20-year-old has been charged after police responded to shots fired at a house party in Royal Oak.

The house in the area of Pingree and Virginia was being rented through Airbnb on Saturday, Feb. 15, and an unauthorized party was taking place at the home.

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Officers were called around 11:48 p.m. after reports of multiple gunshots in the area. When police arrived, they began doing traffic stops on several vehicles that were leaving the area, that's when they stopped Deshawn Newton, 20, of Clinton Township.

Newton appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, police say. He was also in possession of a stolen firearm. Police have not stated whether Newton is the one who fired the gun shots in the neighborhood.

Newton is charged with one count concealed weapons – firearm in auto, a felony that carries up to five years in prison. He's also charged with operating while intoxicated zero tolerance, a misdemeanor that carries up to 360 community service hours or a $250 fine.

Newton doesn't have any previous criminal convictions and his bond was set at $50,000 cash/surety with no 10%.

Police say when they arrived at the Airbnb home to investigate the shooting, the people inside the home for the party did not cooperate. If you have information on this incident, you're asked to call the Royal Oak Police Department at 248-246-3456.

No one was injured from the gunshots, police say.