Two people face charges after police fired a stun gun at a person during a fight at the 41-A District Court in Shelby Township Tuesday.
Shelby police had originally arrested three people at the scene of the fight at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, but they released one person.
The fight started as a verbal altercation between several people waiting to enter Judge Douglas Shepherd's courtroom on a domestic case, according to Shelby Police Chief Roland Woelkers.
The fight quickly escalated into violence and two Utica police officers who were at the court on unrelated subpoenas helped the court officer quell the fight.
Both Utica officers deployed their stun guns, but only one shot hit one of the people involved in the fight, said Utica Police Chief Dave Faber.
The Shelby police have presented the case to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office for review. No formal charges have been issued yet, but Woelkers told Patch his department will be seeking charges of assault and battery, disorderly conduct and resisting and obstructing a police officer.
The court re-opened Tuesday afternoon for business.
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