By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Posted Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 – 10:46 p.m. EST
A 23-year-old man from Pontiac was arrested by Huron Township police Thursday in connection to a shooting that occurred in the 28000 block of Glenwood in the Country Meadows Mobile Home Community.
A second suspect identified as Jalen Jujuan-Kendall Brent, 22, is wanted by police in connection to the shooting.
Brent is a resident of either Pontiac or Detroit, police said.
Police say the shooting was not random.
The victim of the shooting is in stable condition at a local hospital.
On Thursday at 12:05 p.m., the Huron Township Public Safety Emergency Dispatch Center received a call regarding a shooting in the 28000 block of Glenwood.
The caller reported that they were transporting a victim of a gunshot wound to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspects were first described as a black man with dreadlocks and a black woman wearing gray leggings and an unknown color bandana, and both in their teens or early 20’s.
The suspect vehicle description was a red vehicle with front end damage, according to witnesses at the scene.
At 12:54 p.m., witnesses reported that people matching the description of the suspects were seen leaving a vehicle matching that description and entering a wooded area in the 800 block of Will Carleton Road.
A thorough police search of the area was conducted for several hours in an attempt to locate the suspects, police said.
Huron Township police detectives and Brownstown police eventually located a 22-year-old Huron Township resident receiving treatment for a gunshot wound at a local emergency room.
The victim is currently in stable condition.
Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in the search on Thursday.
The Monroe County Sheriff Department SWAT and K9 teams, Flat Rock police, Sumpter Township police, Border Patrol, Metroparks police, the Michigan State Police Aviation Team, multiple K9 teams, and SRT teams responded to assist the search.
Huron Township Fire Department and Huron Valley Ambulance were also on scene to assist law enforcement.
The Huron Township Detective Bureau and Evidence Technician Unit spent several hours at multiple crime scenes during their investigation.
“I want our residents to know that we used every available resource to not only attempt to locate the individuals fleeing the shooting scene, but also to assure the safety of the residents in the area. It was amazing to see how quick we received the assistance from our Law Enforcement Partners within the region. I want to thank Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough and his team for the incredible show of support along with the Michigan State Police for the aerial support,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.
“The situation was very fluid and sometimes intense throughout the afternoon and evening. It was truly an all-hands-on deck situation. We utilized our Facebook social media platform in an attempt to get the information out to residents quickly in an effort to get them to remain vigilant and observant as we conducted our search. We also routinely try to utilize our Nixle program in situations such as this, but unfortunately the platform was unavailable due to maintenance on their end. We encourage our residents to follow our Facebook page as well as sign up for Nixle so that we can quickly get information to them during critical incidents,” he said.
The arrested suspect is being held in the Huron Township Police Department jail pending charges from the Wayne County prosecutor.
Police are asking the public to contact them if they know the whereabouts of Jalen Jujuan-Kendall Brent.
Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call the Huron Township Police Department Detective Bureau at 734-753-4400.
“Residents of the area should know that this was not a random incident. The only connection to the Will Carleton and I-275 area was simply because the suspects chose to abandon their vehicle in that area,” Director Robbins said.
“The early investigation is indicating that we had multiple shooters that resulted from an ongoing dispute between the parties. Again, this was not random. We are very thankful that we did not have innocent bystanders injured during this incident. We ask anyone that may have further information regarding this incident to please contact our Detectives. Our investigation is still ongoing.”