Waterford police officers arrested a man allegedly responsible for shooting a Walled Lake man in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 22.
Officers responded to the 400 block of Glenbrooke at around 1:55 a.m. and reportedly observed an 18-year-old male on the ground in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest. Witnesses at the scene told officers the victim was shot in the chest at close range during a verbal argument over the price of marijuana, according to a Waterford Township Police Department press release.
Witnesses told officers that the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Waterford resident Timothy Lee Hopson, had fled the scene on foot.
Officers located Hopson within 40 minutes at a residence in the 1200 block of Airport Road, where he was arrested without incident. Officers also located the firearm believed to have been used in the shooting nearby the Airport Road residence.
The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was being treated for his injuries.
Hopson was arraigned before 51st District Court Judge Richard Kuhn on one felony count of assault with intent to murder, one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and one count of possession of marijuana.
Hopson was given a $250,000 cash bond and is being lodged at the Oakland County Jail.