Man charged in Livonia shooting, police chase
Livonia — A Detroit man has been charged with attempted murder after his wife was shot in the back as she arrived for work at FedEx in Livonia on Nov. 26, officials said Monday.
Robert Earl Easley-Calloway, 26, faces charges including first-degree criminal sexual conduct, felonious assault and assault with intent to murder, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
If convicted, he faces up to life in prison for the sexual conduct charge and for the assault with intent to murder charges.
In a statement Monday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said the case is another example of the “massive problem” of domestic violence.
He was arraigned Friday in 16th District Court and held without bond. The judge scheduled his next court hearing for Dec. 20.
Easley-Calloway is accused of holding a knife on his 25-year-old wife and sexually assaulting her at a hotel in Harper Woods, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
The next day, he allegedly shot and wounded his wife at the FedEx facility where she works and then lead police on a car chase.
Police said he waited for his wife at the facility, near Plymouth and Eckles roads, approached her vehicle when she arrived and then shoved a shotgun in her face after opening her car door.
Officials said because the suspect had been violent with his wife for some time, she had asked two male co-workers to accompany her on her commute. After the co-workers got out of the car, Easley-Calloway allegedly fired the shot gun and grazed his wife as she ran way with the men, according to authorities.
He allegedly reloaded the shotgun, struck his wife and forced her into the car and drove off, pursued by Livonia police.
Police shot Easley-Calloway during the chase and he was taken to a hospital. His wife was also taken to a hospital for her injuries. Michigan State Police said Monday the suspect remains hospitalized.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.