On the morning of Dec. 25, Deandre Patrick Lawrence, 23, went to his ex-girlfriend’s house in Mount Clemens to deliver presents to his three children, according to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.
While at the residence, Lawrence allegedly got into a physical altercation with his ex-girlfriend’s live-in boyfriend, officials said.
According to police, with Lawrence in pursuit, the new boyfriend fled the house and tripped and fell.
Lawrence allegedly shot the boyfriend twice in the back while the victim was lying on the ground, authorities said.
The victim survived but was critically injured during the incident, WDIV reported.
He was booked on a $1 million bond. If released, Lawrence is to have no contact with the victim or witnesses.
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His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 4, 2024.
“Violent actions have no place in resolving disputes," Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said. "Our thoughts are with the victim and his family. We will work to ensure accountability for this terrible Christmas Day shooting.”
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