Accused cop killer to get competency exam

Oralandar Brand-Williams
The Detroit News

The 43-year-old Detroit man accused of shooting a Detroit Police officer to death last week was ordered Tuesday to undergo a mental competency examination.

Decharlos Brooks also was arraigned on an upgraded charge of first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of 25-year-old officer Glenn Doss.

He had been charged with one count of carrying a dangerous weapon, seven counts of resisting and obstructing, eight counts of assault with intent to murder, and 17 counts of felony firearm.

Doss was shot Jan. 24 as he and his partner made their way to a domestic call in the 5500 block of McDougall near Kirby Street on Detroit’s east side. The call allegedly involved Brooks, who is accused of shooting Doss. The officer was critically wounded and died from his injuries Jan. 28.

Brooks is due back in court April 6 for a review of the results of his mental competency exam.

Doss, who joined the Detroit Police force two years ago and followed his father into the department, was laid to rest last week following a funeral service at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.

“He fought a good fight. He is truly what we call one of Detroit’s finest,” Craig said following Doss’ death.

“He is what we call an American hero. He did what we expect each and every officer to do: To go out and serve this community with distinction and honor. And he did that.”

Officer Glenn Doss Sr., a 19-year veteran of the department, said his son never gave him a bad day in his 25 years.

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