July 17, 2017
They were good boys, trying to get their lives on track.
Five teens, a grandma and girlfriend of a suspect have been tied to a home invasion on Flint’s east side that left a 63-year-old man dead on Tuesday, July 11.
In Genesee County District Court on Friday, July 14, Michigan State Police swore out warrants before Judge William Crawford for the seven suspects in the case.
The five teens, alleged to have been directly involved with the home invasion, are Jordan William Alexander, Zicary Lamar Carpenter, Joshua Jeremiah Eubanks, Tyler Jameil Pagel, and Dre Shavon Jones.
Alexander, Carpenter, Eubanks and Pagel are in police custody, while Jones remains at large, police said.
Officers responded around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, to the 100 block of South Cumberland Street – off of Longway Boulevard – after a call to 911 in reference to a shooting in the area.
According to police, the 63-year-old victim, Albert Ballard, was asleep on a couch on the first floor of his home when the teens entered the house through an unlocked door.
Once inside the house, one suspect held Ballard at gun point, telling him to “give him all the money,” police said in court.
In the same moment, another suspect began to leave the home with Ballard’s television, while the other three teens went to the second floor of the home where Ballard’s wife, Jan, was sleeping, police said.
Striking her in the face with another gun, the trio instructed the woman to hand over her money, police said.