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Posted on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 9:46 a.m.

Two charged in attempted shooting of man Wednesday in Ypsilanti Township

By Lee Higgins


Mark Keith Hubbard

A man and woman are accused in the attempted shooting of a man Wednesday night in Ypsilanti Township after an argument at the Dairy Mart on Textile Road, Washtenaw County sheriff's deputies said.

Mark Keith Hubbard, 20, and Amber Nicole King, 18, both of Ypsilanti Township, were arraigned Friday at the Washtenaw County Jail on charges including conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Deputies say the two got into an argument with a man at the store at about 11:52 p.m. before the man got into his car and left. According to investigators, King and Hubbard followed.


Amber Nicole King

While King was driving, deputies say, Hubbard fired several shots at the victim's car on McCartney Avenue. The victim continued driving when investigators say Hubbard shot at him again on Tyler Road. Deputies say the victim's car was not hit and no one was injured.

Hubbard also is charged with discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

Both were arraigned Friday and are being held on $10,000 cash or surety bonds. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for March 30.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at



Mon, Mar 21, 2011 : 12:57 p.m.

I don't understand how people end up like this. Is it upbringing or society that tells someone it's ok at chase someone in a car and shoot at them??? I don't understand young people these days. Who are their role models that do this??? Where did they learn that this was acceptable behavior? Or has it not been impressed upon them enough, that it is NOT acceptable behavior?

kt rix

Mon, Mar 21, 2011 : 3:39 p.m.

Thank you Hollywood for making violent car chases ok!


Sun, Mar 20, 2011 : 9:47 p.m.

These two should be convicted in the court of law and sent away to prison for a long time! This does not surprise me that he was a convicted felon with a gun. Unfortunately, I have known a lot of felons in my lifetime and they all carried (stolen guns) illegally. Because of that I'm a strong advocate for law abiding citizens to get their Concealed Pistols License. When something goes down it's either you or them.


Sun, Mar 20, 2011 : 12:53 p.m.

Actually, I can't believe the young man fired several shots and NEVER even hit the other person's vehicle. Did I miss the part in the story that said the accused was also blind?


Sun, Mar 20, 2011 : 3:31 a.m.

@20 is not under-aged. Their is some dispute about the reporting of a prior felony conviction. There are plenty of things to do. People make choices. We are losing our last local bowling alley. We used to have three! The township has a nice rec facility. These young adults could be working, going to school, affording them more opportunities for "things" to do. The $ for the gun and ammo could have been spent on something to do - music, a book to read. We have libraries too with so many options. I can hardly wait to retire there are so many things anyone can do!


Sun, Mar 20, 2011 : 1:46 a.m.

Is this another MPRI graduate?


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 11:56 p.m.

Thank God! Know one's parent received that call regarding to the death of their child. what gets me is the information that's provided. Mr. Lee first article said it was two young men, now it's a young woman and a young man. The other information that was provide was wrong to. The young man has no history of being a felony. What I'm saying here, is even though it's only minor information at least proved the whole truth about the situation, instead of made up stuff to make it more juicer. State the facts with truth. What they did is really foolish, and yes they need to pay for it. As a community we need to provide better out to reach programs, so know parents will be in this situation. What do you expect when there's nothing out here in YPSILANTI, for the younger adults to do. They do unthinkable things, with proper/ or without proper upraising.


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 10:59 p.m.

"possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon." Nope sorry wouldn't work for his defense because that premise assumes he had a firearm under his control and in his possession. STILL A NO-NO. If you were his attorney, you just handed an easy conviction to the DA. Thanks!


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 10:12 p.m.

Maybe Mr. Hubbard fired the gun earlier after an early stop at the shooting range, was on his way to return it to its owner and then was driving around setting off firecrackers because that's his thing? Wheres the defense atty? Also two young lives interrupted.


Sun, Aug 19, 2012 : 1:13 a.m.

mine yo business boy


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 6:16 p.m.

Hopefully, each will be tried and convicted of attempted murder, but I doubt it. The convicted felon may get guaranteed jail time, but for how long? Two or three years? Whatever the problem between the two of them is, this guy makes terrible choices about how to address the problem and he should be locked up for several years. I wonder if the driver will be charged as an accessory and sent to jail? Doubt that too. She'll probably get probation.

Fredric K Fortin

Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 5:37 p.m.

If the shooter was a convicted fellon, why can't we find him on OTIS? Where did you get your information?


Sun, Mar 20, 2011 : 9:56 p.m.

Not all convicted felons are on OTIS. I check OTIS all the time. Unfortunately, a lot of guys that I knew from high school are felons and a bunch of them are on OTIS. But some of them are not on OTIS and I know they are convicted felons. They probably got a lawyer and somehow had their public record removed. I'm not sure how but that's my only guess.

Matt Cooper

Sun, Mar 20, 2011 : 3:18 a.m.

Also, not all prison records are permanent on OTIS. I know of at least two old friends that went to prison and their records are not listed.


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 5:52 p.m.

OTIS only shows Michigan prison records. He could have been in another state, done less than 1yr (County Jail) or Federal felony charged.


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 4:36 p.m.

SWEET, that they were arrested and charged! Good WCSD!


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 4:17 p.m.

Why were these innocent people arrested? Clearly it was the gun that did the shooting.


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 4:05 p.m.

It is important that if these two are proved guilty in a court of law, that they go to prison. The only solution to all this gun violence in eastern Washtenaw county & Ypsilanti is to incarcerate those who use guns for criminal purposes. This policy will drive up DOC costs but it will (hopefully) also deter others from resorting to guns and winnow out those that do. No more excuses. Bottom line: Pay the price in tax dollars or pay it in blood folks.


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 3:28 p.m.

oh lookit underage, a felon, carrying concealed, firing from a vehicle... There are so many firarms laws being broken that they are clearly not a deterent. I sure hope then that the pertinent gun laws will be applied after the fact or else what good are they? Likely their only use will be as bargaining chips to reduce time and cost to the populace. Where as I thought their purpose was to actually reduce RISK to the populace. How silly and naive of me...


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 3:20 p.m.

The wild, wild MIDwest.


Sat, Mar 19, 2011 : 3:30 p.m.

Per usual the wild wild west imagery is being ALLEGEDLY caused buy outlaws. Not lawful gun owners.