A 33-year-old man was arraigned Thursday on a charge of 1st degree murder after a young boy became collateral damage in a dispute between the defendant and another man. Alvin D. Conwell is accused of shooting the boy to death early Saturday, and seriously injuring the target of his wrath.
Neighbors say Conwell became incensed when Greg Owens, 25, allegedly flirted with Conwell’s girlfriend last Friday.There followed a verbal joust between the two men.
Conwell left and returned, apparently with a gun.
Meanwhile, 12-year-old Kenis Green was participating in a late-night birthday celebration at his home in the 14100 block of Rutherford Street, near Schoolcraft and Greenfield on the city’s west side. He was among his siblings and cousins.
Unfortunately, this was also the location of the Conwell-Owens dispute.
When Conwell returned at about 1:00 a.m. Saturday, he allegedly stopped his car and opened fire..Owens was shot in the abdomen. Green took a bullet to the head.
Green was dead on arrival at a local hospital. Owens survived, but remains in critical condition.
Conwell was arraigned today in 36th district court on one charge of murder 1, two charges assault with intent to murder, and felony firearm. Bond was denied pending further proceedings.