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Man wanted for allegedly shooting teen nephew after argument

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-26 15:17:12-05

Detroit police are searching for a man they say shot his nephew following an argument on Friday afternoon.

According to police, James Graham, 48, got into an argument with his 16-year-old nephew outside of a home in the 9000 block of Ward around 4 p.m. Friday.

During the argument, Graham allegedly pulled out a gun and fired a shot, hitting his nephew in the body. The teen is currently in critical condition at the hospital.

He then escaped in his powder blue Chevy pickup truck with partial license plate # 1317. Graham is described as a black male, 5-feet-9 weighing 198 pounds.

Lenna Pridgen said it was her son, 16-year-old Freland, who was shot. She tells 7 Action News he was visiting his grandmother when she got a call from him right before the shooting.

"He says, 'Ma, grandma has me upstairs locked in the room because Uncle James pulled a gun out on me,'" Prdigen said. "He called me when he was safe. So if he was at that point, how did he end up outside on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back of his head from a 12-gauge shotgun?"

If anyone has seen him, they are asked to call police at 313-596-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.