2 Teens Face Multiple Charges In Shooting That Killed Dog

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March 24, 2020 - 10:48 am
Raul Contreras Jeremiah Martin

Raul Contreras and Jeremiah Martin (photo: Waterford Township Police)

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WATERFORD TOWNSHIP (WWJ) - Two teenagers are being held on $1 million bonds in connection with a shooting that killed a dog in Waterford Township.

Raul Contreras, 18, and Jeremiah Martin, 17, are facing a list of criminal charges, including two counts each of attempted murder.

Both are accused of a shooting that happened around 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18 in the 600 block of Woodingham, in a neighborhood off Cass Lake and Cass Elizabeth roads. 

According to police, the victim stepped outside the front door while there was a dark colored vehicle, occupied by several people, parked in the roadway in front of the house. Multiple shots were fired from the vehicle, striking the victim, the residence, and killing a dog inside the house. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and the victim was transported to the hospital by friends.

The victim underwent emergency surgery and is currently in stable condition.

Investigators identified Contreras and Martin as the suspects and within 48 hours, both were located in Pontiac taken into custody by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team. Officers also seized the suspects' vehicle, along with a long gun and a semi-automatic handgun.

Contreras is facing 12 charges, including two counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of weapons-discharge in/at a building, three counts of malicious destruction of property over $1,000 but less than $20,000, and six counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Martin is facing 10 charges, including two counts of assault with intent to murder, three counts of malicious destruction of property over $1,000 but less than $20,000, and five counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Both were arraigned and bond was set at $1 million cash or surety only.