Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Juwan Alexander Plummer, 19 (DOB: 06/13/1997), of Oak Park, Michigan, in connection with the non-fatal shootings of two Detroit police officers. On April 16, 2017 at 11:45 p.m., the two DPD officers responded to a dispatch for a home invasion in progress at a home in the 20500 block of Lesure. They knocked on the door of Plummerâ€™s motherâ€™s home on the same block and, as they were walking away from the location, it is alleged that Plummer fired a weapon from inside the house, striking both officers. Plummer was arrested at the scene. The two officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Plummer has been charged with two counts each of the following crimes: Intentional Discharge of a Firearm in a Building Causing Serious Injury (20 years); Intentional Discharge of a Firearm in a Building Causing Injury (15 years), Felonious Assault (four years). He has also been charged with four counts of Felony Firearm (two years consecutive).* Plummer was arraigned this afternoon before Magistrate Charles Anderson. The probable cause conference is scheduled for April 26, 2017; the preliminary examination is scheduled for May 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $25,000/10% bond.
Prosecutor Worthy said, â€œThis case is very unfortunate and could have been much worse. We simply cannot and will not ignore the alleged actions of the defendant in this case. The victims could well have been a neighbor, or a small child. The lives of these officers, who were doing their jobs, will never be the same and we must hold people accountable for their actions."
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.