2 Charged In Shooting In Argument About Dog At Warren Mobile Home Park

WWJ News
October 09, 2019 - 4:49 pm

WARREN (WWJ) - Two men are facing attempted murder and other charges for a shooting in an argument over a dog in Warren

Markel Cook of Detroit and Timothy Myles of Clinton Township were arraigned in Warren District Court Wednesday, in connection with the incident on Monday.

According to prosecutors, Warren police were dispatched to a Twin Pines Mobile Home Park off the I-696 Service Drive on reports of a possible carjacking shots fired, and an orange Jeep seen speeding away from the scene. 

It's alleged that Cook and Myles --  along with two female companions, also from out of town -- were there to talk with a resident about a possible lost dog. The conversation became contentious, according to investigators and the foursome fled the trailer park in the Jeep. 

Police allege that video then shows the Jeep stopping on 11 Mile Rd. where Cook and Myles can then be seen exiting the vehicle and firing several shots into the trailer park, striking multiple mobile homes. The vehicle and its occupants were then traced to a hotel in Sterling Heights where all four were arrest.  

“The fact that no one was injured or worse during this senseless shootout is shocking,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Smith. “I am dismayed by the complete disregard for life these defendants displayed. The behavior will never be tolerated in Macomb County and we will prosecute these individuals to the fullest extent under the law.”

Authorities note that incident was not a carjacking, as was initially believed. The Jeep belonged to one the women with the defendants. 

Cook and Myles are both charged with assault with intent to murder, discharge of a firearm in or at a building, carrying concealed and felony firearm. In addition, Cook is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a dangerous weapon; and is Myles charged with operating a vehicle with license suspended, revoked or denied - second offense. 

Bond was set at $250,000 for each with the requirement they wear GPS tether if released. 

Both face up to life in prison if convicted as charged.