For Immediate Release
October 9, 2019
SHOOTOUT SUSPECTS CHARGED — ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI — Assault with intent to murder charges have been authorized on two male defendants who engaged in a shootout in front of the Twin Pines Trailer Park, in Warren, on Monday.
Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Smith charged the suspects, Markel Cook, of Detroit, and Timothy Myles, of Clinton Township, with:
- Assault with Intent to Murder, a maximum life felony;
- Weapons – Firearms – Discharge in or at a Building, a 10-year felony;
- Weapons – Carrying Concealed, a five-year felony;
- Weapons – Felony Firearm, a two-year felony.
Cook was also charged with Weapons – Firearms – Possession by Felon, a five-year felony; and, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault), a four-year felony. Myles was also charged with Operation – License Suspended, Revoked, Denied, Second Offense, a one-year misdemeanor.
Monday, October 7, at approximately 11:00 AM, Warren Police were dispatched to Twin Pines Trailer Park, off of the I-696 Service Drive, in Warren, regarding a possible carjacking and shots fired. Dispatch reported an orange Jeep was seen exiting the trailer park at a high rate of speed.
Police and prosecutors allege that the defendants, along with two female companions, none of whom reside in Twin Pines, were there to speak with a resident about a possible lost dog. The conversation became contentious and the defendants, along with their female companions, fled the trailer park in an orange Jeep. The incident was not a car-jacking, as was initially alleged, as the Jeep belonged to one of the female occupants of the vehicle.
After exiting the trailer park, video shows the Jeep stopping on 11 Mile Rd. The two defendants 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; all four occupants were taken into custody without further incident.
“The fact that no one was injured or worse during this senseless shootout is shocking,” declared 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.”
The defendants were arraigned this afternoon in Warren District Court. They were both given $250,000 bond and the requirement of a GPS tether if they are able to post bond.