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Police: Marijuana theft led to fatal drive-by shooting

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Michael Saylor (Source: Genesee County jail) Michael Saylor (Source: Genesee County jail)
Alex Mills (Source: Genesee County jail) Alex Mills (Source: Genesee County jail)
Tony Mireles (Source: Genesee County jail) Tony Mireles (Source: Genesee County jail)
FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with a drive-by fatal shooting.

It happened at midnight on Nov. 12 in the 3300 block of W. Dayton Street, near the area of Lavelle Road and Pasadena Avenue in Flint Township.

When officers arrived at the scene they found that a vehicle with multiple people drove by the home, firing numerous rounds into the house.

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Police said someone at the house fired a gun at the vehicle and hit the driver.

The driver, now identified as Xavier Johnson, later died.

Michael Saylor, 17, has been charged in Johnson’s death while Alex Mills, 19, and Tony Mireles II, 19, were each charged with felonies related to the incident.

Investigators said the incident was the result of an ongoing dispute between the three defendants, Johnson, and others, related to the theft of marijuana from Saylor’s mother’s house days prior.

In the days following the theft, threats of retaliation and violence were exchanged, results in Johnson’s death.

Saylor is charged with 10 felony counts including felony murder, first-degree premeditated murder, assault with intent to murder, aggravated stalking, discharging a firearm at a building, and five counts of felony firearm.

Mills is charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

Mireles is charged with eight felony counts including discharging a firearm from a vehicle, conspiracy to discharge a firearm from a vehicle, three counts of felony firearm, two counts of discharging a firearm at a building, and aggravated stalking.

The three suspects are being held at the Genesee County jail.

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