Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Michael Ziccarelli, 62, (DOB: 4/30/52) of Southfield, in connection with a road rage incident that happened on June 21, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. on the Lodge Freeway and Schaefer in Detroit. It is alleged that the defendant rammed the car of a Southfield woman, causing her car to crash into the wall. The defendant armed himself with a rifle, got out of his car, approached the Southfield woman's car and pointed the gun at her. The defendant made eye contact with a Detroit woman who stopped to assist the Southfield woman. The defendant was armed and got back into his car. He was about three car lengths away from the Detroit woman when he fired the gun at her. The defendant pointed his rifle at a Livonia man, a Wyandotte woman, and a Grosse Pointe man; they left the scene. Michigan State Police officers and Detroit Police officers arrived at the scene and the defendant surrendered without incident.
Ziccarelli has been charged with two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, two counts of Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm, six counts of Felonious Assault and Felony Firearm.
The arraignment on the warrant was held before Magistrate Dawn White. The probable cause conference is scheduled for July 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. The preliminary examination is scheduled for July 7, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before 36th District Court Judge Deborah Langston. The defendant received a $500,000 cash/surety bond. The defendant's photograph is attached.
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