Detroit man found guilty of shooting at two Detroit police officers

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
Detroit Police Chief James Craig stands with union representatives during a press conference at the 7th precinct Saturday.

Detroit — A Detroit man was found guilty Friday of shooting at two police officers during a foot chase last year, Wayne County prosecutors said.

Ivory Traylor III, 31, was found guilty of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, carrying a concealed weapon, two counts of resisting and obstructing and four counts of felon in possession of a firearm.

The incident occurred just before 11 a.m. May 17, 2017, after Detroit police officers received a complaint of Traylor being disruptive at a hotel in the 1900 block of Jefferson. 

When police arrived to investigate, Traylor ran and a chase ensued. That’s when, authorities said, Traylor produced a handgun and fired multiple shots at the officers. Officers returned fire, striking Traylor several times in his legs, authorities said. Once he was wounded, officers disarmed and arrested him.

Police officials Friday put out a memo for officers to be on the lookout for Ivory Traylor, 31, who was charged with assault with intent to commit murder last year after he allegedly shot at two police officers during a May 17, 2017, foot chase.

Traylor, who is believed to be suffering from mental illness, was originally charged on May 19, 2017, and held on a $3 million bond, after threatening to kill more police officers. In October 2017, his bond was reduced to $100,000 and he was released on a tether by 36th District Judge William C. McConico.

Traylor cut his tether off before a court hearing on May 25. Clinton Township Police later arrested Traylor near Stair Street, just off of Gratiot and North of Metropolitan Parkway. 

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 10 before Wayne County Circuit Judge Margaret Van Houten.

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