Detroit Police arrest suspected teen carjackers

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 18:35:49-05

A day after 17-year-old Ralph Marshall was charged in the murder of a Detroit mother, his 18-year-old friend has been arrested as the suspected shooter in a carjacking Saturday night.

Both Marshall and Rayvon Smith were allegedly involved in Saturday's carjacking outside a house on the 14500 block of Edmore Street on Detroit's east side.

The male victim in that Edmore Street shooting survived a gunshot wound to his stomach.

Several days after that crime is when Detroit Police say Marshall shot and killed Erica Garner, 42, as she was waiting to pick up her 11-year-old son from basketball practice.

Investigators say Garner did not want to wait in the parking lot where the bus would be dropping her son and other players off because there were no lights around. Instead she chose to wait at the corner of Eight Mile Road and Sunset where it was well lit.

Unfortunately, that is also where Marshall and a friend were spotted on surveillance video outside a mattress store.

Marshall allegedly walked past Garner who was sitting in her 2006 Mitsubishi and then snuck up alongside her vehicle.

When Garner stepped on the gas to take off, Marshall allegedly opened fire through her driver's side window.

Garner was shot, but before dying she was able to pull into the parking lot where her son's bus had just stopped. Other parents called 911.

Marshall is charged with Garner's murder as well as the carjacking and non-fatal shooting from Saturday night. He's being held without bond.

In Saturday's case, Rayvon Smith is facing multiple charges including Carjacking and Assault with Intent to Commit Murder.

Smith's bond has been set at $500,000 cash or surety.