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Man faces May 5 hearing in shooting of 2 Detroit cops

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

The 19-year-old man charged in connection with the nonfatal shootings of two Detroit Police officers outside a northwest side home made a court appearance Wednesday.

Juwan Alexander Plummer stood before 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King in connection with the April 16 incident.

Plummer allegedly wounded the two officers with a shotgun outside his home in the 20000 block of Lesure, believing they were burglars. His mother and sister were allegedly in the home at the time.

He faces a preliminary hearing May 5 to determine if there is enough evidence to try him on the charges.

Plummer is charged with two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing serious injury and related offenses.

One of the officers was shot in the face. The officers, responding to a burglary call, had knocked on the family’s door and were fired upon as they walked away.

Plummer allegedly told authorities he did not know he was shooting at police officers.

If convicted, Plummer could face more than 20 years behind bars.