Pontiac — A 17-year-old Livingston County man was denied bond Tuesday as he faces three felony charges in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Pontiac man.
Max Bastien faces three charges in the slaying of Christopher Grant Alexander: second-degree murder, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. He was arraigned Tuesday at Pontiac’s 50th District Court by Judge Ronda Gross, who denied him bond.
His next court date is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
Oakland County sheriff’s deputies, Star EMS and the Waterford Township Regional Fire Department responded at 8:27 p.m. Friday to the 100 block of Thorpe Street on the report of a male subject who was laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound in his head.
A witness reported that he and the victim had arranged over Snapchat to buy marijuana and had planned to rob the sellers. The witness and victim met with two men and a woman who had driven to Thorpe Street to complete the transaction.
According to the sheriff’s office, the witness grabbed the bag of marijuana from the female passenger and ran. He reported hearing a gunshot as he was running.