Thursday, October 13, 2022

Shooting suspect in custody

Allen Marion
Police have arrested a man described as an “armed and dangerous” fugitive suspected in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Inkster resident in August.

Allen Marion, 18, was taken into custody without incident Sept. 25 by Michigan State Police. He is suspected in connection to the shooting of Elijah Steward at the 25 Hour Liquor store on Aug. 6. Witnesses told police that Steward was shot as he walked out of the store into the parking lot at around 11 p.m. Witnesses said the two appeared to have words before the shooting incident. Steward was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting on Michigan Avenue in Inkster.

A man described as “an accomplice” in the shooting had turned himself in to authorities but police had issued a “be on the lookout” alert for Marion on Sept. 16, describing him as “armed and dangerous.” 

Police said Marion will be arraigned on charges of second-degree murder, discharging a firearm into a building and felony firearm violations. Police said they believed he was being helped by other individuals during the time he was avoiding arrest, according to a prepared press release.