Obie Trice was arrested in the Detroit suburb of Commerce Township, Michigan early Friday morning (December 6). A neighbor heard what they say sounded like an argument coming from his residence and called the police.
When officials arrived, they talked to Obie Trice and a woman living in the house. The 18-year-old son of the woman got involved in the argument, a gun fired and the son was shot. He drove himself to the hospital and has been released.
Obie Trice was booked in a Oakland County, Michigan jail on two charges; aggravated felony assault of a family member with a gun and contempt of court for violating a protective order. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office explained the incident in a press statement.
“Deputies approached the residence and observed a male subject exiting the front door, holding a pistol in his right hand. Deputies ordered the subject to drop the weapon and to lie down on the ground. Police said that there had been a physical altercation between a boyfriend and girlfriend who reside together at the residence. The boyfriend had allegedly been drinking all day pushed the girlfriend during the argument. The son of the female involved then intervened and confronted his mother’s boyfriend and a physical altercation ensued inside the house. The son and mother decided to leave the home. The boyfriend then went into his bedroom, retrieved a handgun and came back to the garage where the son was standing about to get in the car with his mother to leave the home. The son observed the firearm in the boyfriend’s hand and feared he was going to be shot so he attempted to disarm him. They struggled over the gun and both went to the ground. The firearm discharged and the son was struck in the groin area. The victim’s mother transported her son to Henry Ford Hospital in West Bloomfield. He suffered a through and through gunshot wound to the groin area that exited near the buttocks. A 9mm semi-auto Ruger was the weapon and an empty shell casing was recovered in the driveway.”
His bail is currently set at $16,900. Do you think Obie Trice should have been arrested?
by: Steven Sandage