Update: Funeral Set for Slain West Bloomfield Teen
Police are questioning the 74-year-old grandmother of Jonathan Hoffman, 17, a senior at Farmington Central High, in connection with his death Friday night by multiple gunshot wounds.
The 17-year-old victim of a suspected homicide in West Bloomfield Friday night was identified Saturday by police as Jonathan Hoffman, a senior in the Farmington Public Schools district.
Oakland County Medical Examiners confirmed that Hoffman was killed by multiple gunshot wounds, which were reported to police around 5:27 p.m. Lt. Tim Diamond said the boy was pronounced dead after transport to Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills shortly after 6 p.m.
Police are questioning Hoffman's grandmother, whose name has not been released, in connection with the shooting after her release from a nearby hospital today. She was held there for concerns regarding her age and circumstances, according to Diamond, and she has retained the services of an attorney.
Diane Bauman, a spokesperson for Farmington Schools, said that Hoffman was a senior at Farmington Central High School and had moved into that alternative education program from North Farmington during the third trimester of the last school year.
A parent from Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills confirmed Hoffman was also a former student there.
Upon release of Hoffman's name, classmates put their feelings online:
All my prayers and respect go out to the Hoffman family. Jonathan was a great friend and person to know. Rip Jonthan. You will be missed. - Devin Shamou, via Twitter.
Your way of thinking always got me thinking. U were such an interesting person and I always had the best time hanging with you. You will never be forgotten. - Gabby Fortuna, via Facebook.
Diamond said he had "no idea" of the motive, but that police had reported a domestic disturbance at the address on the 6000 block of Brookview in March between the two parties, which was described as a "typical parent/child verbal" confrontation.
Diamond would not comment on past criminal history of Hoffman or his grandmother. He said that the victim's parents, living in Arizona, have been notified. It’s unclear on what, if any, charges will stem from last night’s shooting death, Diamond said. He added that police hope to bring the matter to prosecutors on Sunday.
A complete autopsy will be available in 6-8 weeks.
Patch local editor Joni Hubred-Golden contributed to this report.