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Sentencing expected for 16-year-old charged in fatal shooting at recreation center in Wayne

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Posted at 5:28 AM, Jul 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 05:29:03-04

WAYNE, Mich. (WXYZ) — The 16-year-old charged in the fatal shooting at a recreation center in Wayne last year is expected to be sentenced Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Antoine Perry, 16, was charged as an adult for his connection to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Ypsilanti man at the HYPE Athletic Center on Howe Road.

On November 26, 2018 around 5:20 p.m., City of Wayne police officers were dispatched to HYPE Athletic Center. At the scene, the officers found the 19-year-old victim in the lobby of the building with multiple gunshot wounds.

Medics arrived and took the victim to a local hospital for treatment. The victim died from his injuries at the hospital, police say.

It is alleged that Perry contacted the victim to purchase marijuana, according to authorities. When the victim began to drive away Perry tried to take the marijuana without paying for it. It is further alleged that the Perry shot at the victim, hitting him multiple times.

According to police, the victim made his way into the lobby of the athletic center before being discovered by the officers and taken to the hospital.

Perry has been charged with one count of felony murder, one county of armed robbery and two counts of felony firearm.

His sentencing is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Wayne Circuit Court.