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Posted on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 6:34 p.m.

Hearing delayed one week for man accused in robbery, shooting

By Kyle Feldscher

The Ypsilanti man implicated in a July 10 incident where a man was shot and another man was hit by a car will return to court next week.


Christopher Tillison

Courtesy of the state of Michigan

Christopher Tillison, 25, was in the Washtenaw County Trial Court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing. Erika Julien, his attorney, said new information about the incident had been discovered recently and she’d like another week to look it over and discuss the case with Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecutor Blaine Longsworth.

Tillison will return to court at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 for another pretrial hearing.

He’s accused of being involved with the July 10 shooting in the 300 block of Bedford Drive where two men ended up in the hospital — one with a gunshot wound to the knee and another man who was hit by a car.

The man who was hit by a car drove the man who was shot to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital before returning to his apartment. Police responded there and Huron Valley Ambulance personnel took him to St. Joe’s as well.

Tillison allegedly shot the man inside the apartment, located near Eastern Michigan University, before fleeing.

He’s charged with three counts of armed robbery and one count each of assault with intent to murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He’s being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $500,000 bond. If convicted, he faces life in prison.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Thu, Oct 25, 2012 : 2:25 a.m.

please, please, please start having harsh sentences for people involved with gun violence. too many people are hurt, let alone killed, by senseless gun violence. only way to stop it is to start punishing these crimes seriously. shooting a gun at someone, no matter the outcome, should be 1st degree murder & hold the same sentence. maybe all this shooting would stop. my friends husband was just murdered in cold blood in the middle of the day at the beginning of this month


Thu, Oct 25, 2012 : 4:26 p.m.

To keep everyone in jail we will need more tax payers and higher taxes... people dont spend time in jail for free and we dont make them pay for their own incarceration (breaking rocks etc)


Wed, Oct 24, 2012 : 11:16 p.m.

Well, well, well, guess who was on parole? Here's what OTIS has to say: 2005 - Robbery Unarmed (failed probation) 2007 - Stolen Property Receiving and Concealing Motor Vehicle 2009 - Home Invasion Second Degree 2009 - Home Invasion Second Degree - Conspiracy 2009 - Stolen Property Receiving/Concealing >$1000 2009 - Controlled Substance <25 g 2009 - Police Officer Assault/Resist/Obstruct He paroled April 2012. He was (allegedly) involved in this crime exactly 3 months later. Nice to see how emptying the prisons is working out.