Suspect Arrested and Charged in February Shooting of Lansing Teen

In early February of this year, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the back; Lansing police searched for a suspect after blocking off roadways between Daleford and Oakland avenues along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Last week, police arrested 18-year-old Uriah Jackson in connection with the shooting, according to a news article at Mlive.com. He was arraigned on Friday April 26 before Lansing District Judge Hugh Clarke, and is charged with one count of felony firearm, one count of carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, and two counts of assault with intent to murder.

The 16-year-old girl was allegedly shot in the lower back on February 2 as she was involved in an argument with a large group of individuals; her sister was also injured in the incident. According to the Lansing State Journal, the 15-year-old suffered a bullet graze near the abdomen.

Police had been searching the suspect for some time; Jackson was located after a member of the Lansing police department’s Explorer scout post who was off duty relayed information regarding his whereabouts to the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department, who then made the arrest.

Following his arraignment on Friday, Jackson’s bond was set at $100,000 by Judge Clarke. His pretrial conference is scheduled for May 7, and preliminary examination on May 9.

Michigan assault with intent to commit murder attorneys understand the serious consequences an individual faces if convicted of this violent crime. In fact, a conviction could leave you facing life in prison or any number of years according to the Michigan Penal Code 750.83. It is urgent that you seek effective legal counsel right away.


If you or someone you know has been arrested or is under investigation for assault with intent to commit murder or any serious/violent crime, contact an aggressive Michigan criminal defense lawyer immediately to protect your legal rights and freedom.