Father accused of shooting son formally charged with attempted murder

Source Blackman-Leoni Township
Source Blackman-Leoni Township(WILX)
Published: Apr. 18, 2019 at 2:24 PM EDT
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A Jackson County judge set the bond of a man accused of intentionally shooting his 2-year-old son in the face at $10 million.

Magistrate Judge Fred Bishop formally charged 32-year-old Michael Glance on Thursday, April 18 with several felonies including assault with intent to murder.

Jackson police say Glance got into an argument with the boy's mother, Nicole McCarthy at his home in the 400 block of Barrett Avenue in Blackman Township on Tuesday, April 16.

Jackson County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kati Rezmierski said Glance held a pistol to his son's head and pulled the trigger, but the weapon did not fire.

McCarthy grabbed the boy and ran to the car to try to leave when Glance came out of the house with a shotgun, Rezmierski said.

"He pointed the shotgun at the same two-year-old son of his that was strapped defenseless in the back seat of the car," Rezmierski said. "He pointed it at him and blew off half of his face."

Glance then tried to chase the boy's mother, trying to fire the malfunctioning pistol before leaving the scene, Rezmierski said.

The boy is in critical condition at C.S. Mott's Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Glance was located and arrested on McCain Road shortly after the shooting by police.

He faces up to life in prison if convicted on the assault with intent to murder charge.

He is scheduled for a preliminary examination hearing on May 1 before Judge Michael Klaeren.

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