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Detroit's Most Wanted captured: Tayvion Maxwell surrenders to Melvindale police

Posted at 8:46 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 08:57:10-05

MELVINDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A Melvindale man wanted for a December shooting has turned himself in to police after seeing himself on Detroit's Most Wanted.

The U.S. Marshals say Tayvion Maxwell was caught on camera shooting into a Melvindale home.

"As a resident of a community this is scary, this is a frightening crime, what if someone had been in that bedroom," said Deputy Justin Efthemiou.

It was all caught on surveillance video.

"To exit a vehicle and to target a certain house – that takes specificity," said Efthemiou.

"He got out of the vehicle and he pulled out a 9mm and opened fire on the front door, and then proceeded to open fire on a bedroom window," said Deputy Justin Efthemiou. "And when he shot into the bedroom window, police later found that the bullets not only struck the mirror, dresser, several items on the dresser and the wall, but also the headboard on the bed."

No one was home at the time of the shooting, officials say. The other man involved in the shooting turned himself in.

"Had someone been in that bedroom, they could have been fatally wounded or seriously injured," said Efthemiou. "This took a lot of forethought and planning."