Thursday, April 22, 2021

Inkster man accused of shooting Wayne resident in knee

A verbal argument last week led to the arrest of an Inkster man who now faces multiple felony charges in the wounding of a man from Wayne.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged James Lauther Moore, 76, of Inkster, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of Elisha Parker, 27, of Wayne. 

According to police reports, Parker went to Moore's home in the 1620 block of Helen Street at about 2:21 p.m. April 13 in an attempt to secure information regarding life insurance. Prosecutors allege that the defendant became verbally aggressive with the victim and that an argument ensued.

Police reports indicate that the argument between the two men escalated and that Moore shot Parker, wounding him in his left knee. The victim drove himself away from the scene and flagged down Inkster police officers who escorted him to a local hospital for treatment. 

Moore has been charged with one count of assault with intent to murder; one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm; one count of felonious assault and three counts of felony firearm violations.

Moore was arraigned in 22nd District Court on the charges.