Flint Township man shot at Home Depot, suspect faces charges



FLINT TWP. — A Flint Township man is facing attempted murder charges for shooting another township resident at Home Depot.

Chancy Sherrod McGowan, 25, has been charged with one count of assault with intent to murder in the shooting of a 20-year-old Flint Township man in the parking lot of the Home Depot store on 4380 Corunna Road. He is also facing a felony firearm charge, tampering with evidence and carrying a concealed weapon.

On Oct. 13 at around 2:45 p.m., Flint Township police were called to Home Depot for a shooting. Officers discovered the victim next to his car in the parking lot, having sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

The victim was immediately rushed to Hurley Medical Center, where he remained in critical care for several days. Both the victim and witnesses at the scene were able to provide a description and the name of the suspect, along with a description of the vehicle he fled in.

According to police, McGowan arrived at the parking lot, exited his car and confronted the victim, who was sitting in his vehicle at the time. The shooter then returned to his car, produced a handgun and fired one round at the victim—striking him in the leg.

A short time later, McGowan returned to the scene of the shooting and turned himself in to police. He was later lodged at the Genesee County Jail.

Authorities have said that McGowan and the victim were roommates and that the shooting allegedly stemmed from an earlier altercation.

“This was not a random act involving an innocent bystander or customer of Home Depot,” said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton. “The feud between the victim and the shooter had been ongoing for some time and, unfortunately, it spilled over into a very public place and in a very violent manner.”

McGowan was arraigned in the 67th District Court and has a probable cause conference scheduled for Oct. 29.

Flint Township police were assisted by members of the Michigan State Police-Flint Post, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and the Flint Township Fire Department.

Anyone with further information regarding the shooting is asked to call Detective Minto at the Flint Township Police Department, 810-600-3250 or call Crime Stoppers at 810-422-JAIL.