Suspect charged in shooting of Detroit cop

The Detroit News
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A Detroit man was charged on Saturday in connection with the shooting of a police officer who remains in critical condition.


Decharlos O. Brooks

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Decharlos O. Brooks, 43, with eight counts of assault with intent to murder, seven counts of resisting and obstructing, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon and 17 counts of felony firearms.

Brooks was arraigned Saturday in 34th District Court in Romulus and is being held without bond. His probable cause hearing is scheduled for Feb. 6 in 36th District Court in Detroit.

Police said Officer Glenn Doss was among the officers responding to a 10:30 p.m. call Wednesday from someone believed to be Brooks in a domestic violence case at a home in the 5500 block of McDougall, near Interstate 94 and Chene Street.


Detroit Police Officer Glenn Doss

As officers arrived, Brooks was outside of the home and fired at them with a weapon. Doss was a passenger in one of the patrol vehicles, according to police.

He was rushed to Detroit Receiving Hospital and underwent surgery.

Brooks went into the home and stayed there until police used a chemical agent to force him out and arrested him at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, officials said.

On Friday, Doss’s father , Glenn Doss Sr., told reporters his son's condition "is still 50/50" during a news conference outside Detroit Receiving Hospital. A bullet entered above Doss' left eyebrow and remains lodged in the back of his head following the shooting.

"He's a fighter and I believe God can work miracles," Doss Sr. said of his son, who has been with the department for two years and works out of the Seventh Precinct. "I never told him to join the police department, that was a decision he made on his own."

Doss Sr. said he learned of his son's condition almost immediately Wednesday from an ex-wife who is a lieutenant for EMS. He said his son was in surgery late Wednesday night to stop the bleeding and they are still waiting for his brain swelling to subside.

A GoFundMe page was set up Thursday for the wounded officer's girlfriend of nine years, Emily Crouse, and their son, 9-month-old son, Eli. By Saturday afternoon, the page had raised more than $14,000.

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