Detroit man charged in police officer’s shooting

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

Additional criminal charges have been leveled against a 21-year-old Detroit man in connection with the shooting of a Detroit police sergeant, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.

Marquise Cromer was charged Thursday in the nonfatal shooting of the sergeant Sunday in the area of 15000 East Seven Mile after shooting his father around 5 p.m. at the family’s home in the 2100 block of Dickerson on the city’s east side.

Sterling Cromer was eating in the home at the dining room table when Marquise Cromer allegedly pointed a shotgun at him and fired a shot, his dad in the foot. The father was able to escape from the home and flee to a neighbor’s home.

Marquise Cromer allegedly also pointed the gun at his stepmother. The woman was able to flee from the home after encouraging the suspect to lower the shotgun.

Authorities said Marquise Cromer fled the home in a van. Police received a 911 call that he was last seen in a restaurant on Seven Mile but later observed him running away from a gas station. The 21-year-old suspect allegedly shot the police sergeant in the shoulder as the officer was chasing him. The sergeant was taken to a hospital where he was treated for his wounds, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Marquise Cromer allegedly was uncooperative with police and resisted arrest.

Cromer was charged Thursday in the sergeant’s shooting with a count of assault with intent to murder; one count of resisting and obstructing police officer causing serious impairment; three counts of resisting and obstructing a police officer; one count of possession of a short barreled shotgun; and felony firearm.

Cromer was charged Tuesday with two counts of assault with intent to murder, firearms discharge in a building causing Injury and felony firearm in connection with the shooting of his father. He received a $750,000 cash/surety bond.

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