GENESEE COUNTY, MI — A 15-year-old Flint boy is being charged as an adult for his alleged role in the March 30 shooting death of a 16-year-old Flint boy during a shootout on the Flint and Burton border.
Jevon Tyquan Parnell was arraigned Tuesday, April 10, in Genesee District Court on single counts of open murder, assault with intent to murder, carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of felony firearm.
He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Officers with the Burton Police Department responded around 9:15 p.m. Friday, March 30, for shots fired on the east side of Dort Highway, just north of Hemphill Road.
An altercation started at the Marathon gas station on the Flint side of Dort Highway between different groups of young men.
Burton police Lt. Mike Odette previously said half the group crossed Dort Highway to the Burton side and half stayed on the Flint side.
“Both parties were shooting across Dort Highway at each other,” commented Odette, noting multiple rounds were fired and multiple shooters were involved in the incident.
Drayquan Jones was shot once in the chest and later pronounced dead.
Nick Robinson, Parnell’s attorney, said he was with the 15-year-old on April 2 when he turned himself over to Burton police and is looking forward to his client’s day in court.
“We’re looking forward to taking every opportunity to demonstrate his innocence,” said Robinson. Parnell is being held without bond.
A second suspect, 24-year-old Kendray Tirrell Woods-Jones, has also been arraigned in the case.
Woods-Jones was arraigned April 8 in Genesee District Court on single counts of carrying a concealed weapon and felon in possession of a firearm.
He was issued a $2,500 cash or surety bond on the concealed weapon charge and $1,000 cash or surety bond on the possession charge.
Police have said they are searching for a third suspect in connection with the fatal shooting, but no further information was made available at this time.
Anyone with information about the shooting incident may contact Burton police at 810-742-2542 or report a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245) or on the P3 Tips app.