One of the three suspects reportedly involved in an armed robbery that resulted in one man being shot at the River’s Edge apartment complex in Waterford Township on March 26 has negotiated a plea agreement and will be sentenced later this month.
Waterford resident Aaron Padilla, 19, is accused of shooting a 20-year-old man in the arm outside the apartment complex located at Airport and Pontiac Lake roads. According to police reports, Waterford police officers arrived on the scene at around 1:45 a.m. They discovered the victim was reportedly trying to drive away from the robbery scene when he was shot. He was treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Padilla was charged with several felonies, including attempted murder, but that charge is expected to be dismissed in exchange for his plea to armed robbery-assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. He also pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit armed robbery and felony firearms charges.
He is scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday, Nov. 29, by Oakland Circuit Court Judge Rae Lee Chabot.
Previously, one of the other defendants, 19-year-old Brittany Pelton of Waterford, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to rob while armed and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The third defendant, 19-year-old Marc Melvin of Pontiac, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a larceny on a person.