Detroit man charged with assaulting officer, damaging reporters' vehicles
A Detroit man is being charged with damaging reporters' news vans and assaulting a police officer on Thursday.
Edmund Gilliam, 60, allegedly used a metal pole to threaten a female reporter and a cameraman from WXYZ-TV. He also threatened a male reporter from WWJ-AM, according to authorities. The man struck both of the outlets' vehicles with the metal pole, causing damage to them, according to a press release from the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
The reporters were there to cover a fatal hit-and-run on Detroit's west side.
The suspect left the scene and police found him in the 3300 block of Tyler. When he was told by police to stop, he ran. Gilliam allegedly picked up a piece of concrete and threw it at an officer, striking him in the knee. Another officer shocked Gilliam with a stun gun and he was arrested, the release said.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Gilliam with three counts of felonious assault, one count of resisting and obstructing a police officer and four counts of malicious destruction of property $200-$1,000.
Gilliam is expected to be arraigned Saturday in 34th District Court in Romulus.