Man pleads guilty to shooting at Detroit officers nearly two years ago
A Detroit man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting at Detroit police officers during a traffic stop.
Javonte Deangelo Walker, 22, entered the plea to two counts of assault with intent to murder and one count of felony firearm. As part of his sentence agreement, Walker will spend 15-30 years in prison and an additional two-year term for the firearms conviction.
Walker got into a shootout with Detroit police officers on the east side Dec. 29, 2016, around 6:15 p.m. He was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday.
Walker had been charged with numerous criminal offenses, including two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, one count of first-degree home invasion, one count of fleeing and eluding police and 10 counts of felony firearm.
The police stop and shooting occurred when officers investigating an armed robbery tried to stop an SUV. The driver of the SUV accelerated and an occupant fired on two Detroit police officers in the 14000 block of Hampshire.
Walker was wounded in the incident and recovered. He will be sentenced at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 before Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Ulysses Boykin.