Detroit man charged with shooting father

George Hunter
The Detroit News

A Detroit man who allegedly shot his father as he ate dinner and was accused of shooting a police sergeant who was chasing him Monday evening has been charged in the shooting of his father.

Marquise Cromer, 21, who police have said suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, was charged Tuesday with two counts of of assault with to intent to murder in connection with the non-fatal shooting of Sterling Cromer, 62, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.

Marquise Cromer

Cromer was arraigned Tuesday and bond was set at $750,000.

According to the prosecutor, on Sunday around 5 p.m. Sterling Cromer was in his home in the 2100 block of Dickerson eating dinner when it is alleged that his son pointed and fired a shotgun, striking Sterling Cromer’s feet.

Prosecutor’s also allege that the younger Cromer pointed the shotgun at his stepmother who, after telling him to stop he lowered the shotgun, was able to flee the home. The younger Cromer than left the scene in a van.

Police were warned to be on the lookout for Cromer, who was spotted standing at an east-side bus stop by a 9th Precinct sergeant Monday at about 10:45 p.m., said Detroit Police spokeswoman Kenyetta Habron said.

Officers remained at the scene late Monday after a police officer was shot at a Sunoco gas station on Seven Mile and Hayes on Detroit's east side.

“The sergeant approached on foot and the suspect took off running behind the Sunoco station at East Seven Mile and Hayes,” Habron said. “The suspect fired a round from a sawed-off shotgun, striking the sergeant in the shoulder.

“The suspect attempted to hop a fence, but he was tackled by backup officers,” Habron said.

Cromer was arrested without further incident and is locked up in the Detroit Detention Center.

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