Three charged in shooting of 3-year-old girl

Posted at 5:23 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 17:23:50-04

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged three men in connection to the shooting of a 3-year-old girl in Detroit on Wednesday.

According to Worthy, Cleveland Smelley, 30, Deonta Bennett, 21, and Antoine Smelley, 32, are charged with eight counts of assault with intent to murder. Cleveland is also charged with felony firearm, second offense. Antoine is charged with two counts of felonious assault and felony firearm, and Bennett is also charged with felony firearm.

Police say Antoine was at a home in the 16400 block of Fairmount when he poured juice over the head of a woman getting ready for prom. He then pulled out a gun and threatened her and her friends.

Then, according to police, Cleveland and Bennett drove to the house to meet with Antoine. A fight broke out involving several people, and Bennett allegedly gave a gun to Cleveland.

Police say Cleveland then opened fire on seven people in a car, hitting 3-year-old Makanzee Oldham. She is still in the hospital.

All three are expected to be arraigned on Saturday in Romulus.