By ZEINAB NAJM
DEARBORN — Police arrested a woman April 3 after shots were fired in a parking lot near Post Bar, 22065 Michigan Ave.
While on patrol in the bar’s parking lot, officers heard an altercation and two gunshots in the nearby lot where a group of people were gathered.
After intervening, police spoke with two people who said they were involved in the altercation with Maricka Zachery-Seay.
The two people told police that the 28-year-old woman from Sterling Heights threatened them with a handgun and then fired two shots, which did not strike anyone.
Zachery-Seay’s friend then stepped in and pulled her away from the two people.
After conducting a preliminary investigation, responding officers arrested Zachery-Seay.
She was arraigned April 5 in 19th District Court before Judge Mark Somers, and was charged with two counts of assault with intent or murder, two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, two counts assault with a dangerous weapon, felony firearm, possession of a firearm while under the influence and reckless use of a firearm.
She was given a $300,000 cash bond and ordered to wear a GPS tether if bond is posted.
A preliminary examination of the evidence against her is scheduled for at 9 a.m. April 15 in the 19th District Court.
“This type of violent behavior will not be tolerated in Dearborn,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “Our officers’ quick response and thorough investigation led to the arrest of a dangerous suspect. We will continue to work to prevent these types of behaviors that endanger our community.”
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)