Murder charges in Flint Township McDonald's homicide

Flint Township Police responded to a shooting at McDonald's off Ballenger Highway just after 2 a.m. Monday morning.


A 23-year-old man faces murder charges in the shooting death of Marcus Lamonde. Police say Payne was shot several times outside the McDonaldâ??s on Ballenger Highway, just south of Flushing Road.

Conerly is charged with open murder, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm and felon in possession of a firearm. He was arraigned in the 67th District Court. Conerly was remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bond.

The Genesee County Prosecutorâ??s Office has not issued charged against the 22-year-old woman who was arrested with Conerly. She has been released from the Genesee County Jail.

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Flint Township Police responded to a shooting near 1232 N. Ballenger Highway just after 2 a.m. Monday morning.

Police said it may have started with a verbal altercation involving three individuals. However, it ended with Marcus Lamond Payne, 41, shot in the McDonald's parking lot.

Payne was transported to Hurley Medical Center by ambulance where he died.

Authorities arrested two suspects from Flint, a 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman. Police said the suspects and the victim did not know each other. After the shooting, the suspects fled. Shortly after they were located by Michigan State Police troopers. The suspects were turned over to Flint Township Police. They are now at the Genesee County Jail awaiting charges.

Karen Croff lives within walking distance from the McDonald's. She said she heard shots, but didn't think too much about it until she talked to her neighbor.

"I heard a pop, but I didn't know someone got shot and he said, yes, shot and killed," Croff told NBC25.

The violence in Flint Township now has Croff worried for her and her family's safety.

"We put up a fence. I have a big dog. . . We make sure that we have things to protect us. . . I'd love to see more police down there. You know, I'd love to see it shut down at night and then it could avoid a lot that's happening," Croff added.

Police said, the employees at McDonald's were not injured during the shooting.

If you have any information, please call Flint Township Police at (810) 600-3261.

Flint Police Operations has posted the call made from dispatch. Listen to that audio here.