Man accused of shooting at Detroit police charged

Christine Ferretti
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 30-year-old Detroit man on Friday was charged for firing shots at two city police officers and resisting arrest.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Ivory Traylor with one count of assault with intent to murder, three counts of resisting and obstructing, carrying a concealed weapon and other firearm offenses in connection with the Wednesday morning incident that unfolded near Jefferson and Dubois.

Prosecutors say just before 11 a.m., two Detroit Police officers received a complaint of Traylor allegedly being disruptive at a hotel in the 1900 block of Jefferson.

When police arrived to investigate, Traylor allegedly ran and a chase ensued. That’s when, authorities said, Traylor produced a handgun and fired multiple shots at the officers.

The officers returned fire, striking Traylor several times, authorities said. Once he was wounded, officers disarmed and arrested him, authorities said.

Traylor, who was treated for several leg wounds, was arraigned Friday in the hospital while in police custody.

A probable cause conference is set for May 30. A preliminary examination is scheduled for June 9.

Traylor is being held on $3 million cash bond.