Donald Lee Simmons, 29 (DOB: 5/8/87), of Detroit, has been charged by Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy with one count each of: Resisting and Obstructing the Police Causing Injury, Felonious Assault, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm. He has also been charged with two counts each of Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer.
On June 18, 2016, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Simmons was observed by two Detroit police officers with a gun in his waistband, walking and then running near a location in the 15800 block of Prairie in Detroit. The officers pursued Simmons on foot and it is alleged that Simmons took his gun out of his waistband and, while struggling with one of the officers, Simmons fired his weapon, striking the officer. The defendant also shot himself in the hand during the struggle. Another officer at the scene was able to place the defendant in handcuffs, but Simmons fled the scene on foot. Shortly thereafter, officers captured Simmons and although he fought them, he was eventually placed under arrest. The officer and the defendant were taken to local hospitals for treatment for non-fatal gunshot wounds.
Magistrate Laura Echartea gave Donald Lee Simmons's a $250,000 cash or surety bond. His Probable Cause Conference is on June 29, 2016 and his Preliminary Examination is on July 5, 2016 before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court.
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