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Man held after 9 shot at fireworks show

Sun., June 27, 2004

DETROIT – The man who police believe shot nine people during a downtown fireworks show was ordered held on $100 million bond as officials searched for a second suspect.

Police said the shootings apparently followed an argument, and people were caught in the crossfire. Three victims remained hospitalized Saturday, including one who was in critical but stable condition with a wound to his heart.

The attack occurred Wednesday during an annual fireworks show that had drawn hundreds of thousands downtown.

Daron T. Caldwell, 32, of Detroit, was charged with assault with intent to murder, use of a firearm in a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He pleaded innocent Friday and was ordered held on $100 million bond. If convicted, Caldwell faces up to life in prison.


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