Detroit — A 45-year-old Detroit man is facing eight felony charges for an alleged domestic violence incident last week that was broken up by an off-duty city cop.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office has charged Isaac Alexander with four counts of felony firearm, one count of being a felon in possession of a weapon, one count of domestic violence as well as felonious assault and resisting and obstructing the police in the Oct. 10 incident.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy's office says that on the night of the 10th, just after 7:10 p.m., on the 5700 block of Rohns, an off-duty Detroit police officer "observed the defendant choke and slam the woman," his girlfriend, to the ground, then hold a gun to her head. The area is north of East Warren and east of Gratiot.

The officer identified himself, showed his badge, ordered the suspect to drop his weapon, then fired his gun, striking the suspect, police said. 

The woman then attempted to drive Alexander toward an area hospital, but the car crashed at Mack and Alter Road. Police responding to that crash then arrested Alexander.

Alexander, who remains hospitalized, was arraigned Monday and given a $100,000 cash bond. Wayne County Jail records, reviewed on Tuesday, show Alexander as an official inmate, though he remains hospitalized. He's due in court on a probable cause conference on Oct. 22, at 8:30 a.m. A preliminary examination is scheduled for Oct. 29.


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