Adonte Bouie

Adonte Bouie (Photo: Oakland County Sheriff's Office)

Oakland County Detectives Make Arrest In 2016 Cold Case Murder

June 25, 2018 - 10:56 am

PONTIAC (WWJ) - A man has been arrested and charged nearly two years after he allegedly opened fire into a crowd, killing one person and wounding three others.

According to authorities, 19-year-old Aniya Edwards was gathered with friends on Thorpe Street the night of August 5, 2016, when a car pulled up and the masked occupants started shooting -- striking four people. 

Three people sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but Edwards -- a resident of Memphis, Tennessee and a Pontiac native -- died of her wounds. 

As the months passed with no arrests, a $2,500 reward was offered for tips.

Still, there were no breaks in the case until Ashton Greenhouse of Pontiac was arrested and charged last August. In April, he pleaded guilty to second degree homicide, assault with intent to murder and felony firearms charges.

Then, last week, Oakland County Sheriff's detectives took 22-year-old Pontiac resident Adonte Marquis Bouie into custody.

“I am extremely proud of our detectives who were dedicated and relentless to find justice for Aniya and her family,” Sheriff Mike Bouchard said, in a statement. “It is my hope that her loved ones can find peace in that her killers will be locked up and off the street.”

He was arraigned in at 50th District Court Friday on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, three counts of assault with intent to commit murder and five counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Bond was denied, and Bouie remains held in the Oakland County Jail awaiting a probable cause conference scheduled for July 3. He faces life in prison if convicted. 

Greenhouse, meanwhile, awaits his sentencing scheduled for Sept. 11.