Man convicted of graduation party shooting

Billie McKinney's mug shot. (July 19, 2013)
Billie McKinney's mug shot. (July 19, 2013)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kent County jury has found a man guilty of opening fire on guests at a Kentwood graduation party last year.

Billie McKinney was convicted Tuesday of assault with intent to murder, felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.

Five people were shot  at the July 14, 2013 graduation party at a home on Farmview Court near Breton Road and 52nd Street SE. All the victims survived.

McKinney, who was 18 at the time, was arrested on July 15. He was first charged with perjury for allegedly lying under an investigative subpoena in an unrelated incident. He was charged with the shooting in August.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 29.

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