Marine City, MI — A suspect in a drug related shooting in the city of Algonac in November of last year was arraigned on Wednesday, May 27th in 72nd District Court in Marine City.
According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, 34 year old Ricardo Galan of Westland, Michigan is charged with armed robbery, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, 2nd degree home invasion and felony firearms.
The investigation began on November 18, 2019 when deputies from the Sheriff’s Office were called to the Algonac Fire Department for a person that had been shot. The victim, a 31 year old man, also from Westland, was transported to Ascension River District Hospital in East China Township for treatment.
Members of the St. Clair County Drug Task Force became involved in the investigation, beginning with a residence on Smith Street in Algonac. That investigation, which was hampered due to lack of cooperation from the victim, led members of the DTF to track down leads and conduct surveillance in the city of Detroit and other locations in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson and Livingston. The investigation culminated with the arrest of Galan in Green Oak Township in Livingston County on Tuesday. Following Galan’s arrest, a search warrant was executed at his residence, where several handguns were located and seized.
Galan is being held at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center on a $50,000 cash/surety bond. His next court date is a probable cause hearing at 9:30 a.m. on June 10th before Judge Michael Hulewicz.
Multiple agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau, Port Huron Police Major Crimes Unit and the Clay Township Police Department assisted in the investigation.
Investigation into other possible suspects in the crime is ongoing. If anyone has any information regarding this shooting, or any other drug related criminal activity, please contact the St. Clair County Drug Task Force at (800) 243-DRUG.