Mich. teen shot by grandmother had drug conviction

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By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan teen fatally shot by his grandmother had at least two run-ins with police, but a detective says they've yet to figure out what prompted last week's violence.

Police say 17-year-old Jonathan Hoffman was shot at least five times Friday in the suburban Detroit condo he shared with his maternal grandparents. His 74-year-old grandmother has been charged with murder.

Hoffman was ticketed in March for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Court records show he later received a 93-day, suspended sentence and was placed on 12 months' probation.

Police also went to the condo in March in response to calls about an argument Hoffman had with this grandmother.

But West Bloomfield Township police Lt. Tim Diamond says "we're still scratching our heads" trying to determine what prompted the shooting.

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