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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Macomb Man Charged in Coney Island Non-Fatal Shooting

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Engjull Thaqi, 45 (DOB: 09/23/1972), of Macomb, in connection with the non-fatal shooting of Eugene Lorenzo Lyons, 23, of Detroit. On May 20, 2018 at approximately 2:40 p.m. at a coney island in the 830 block of East McNichols in Detroit, it is alleged that the defendant was working at the restaurant, had an argument with Lyons, and asked him to leave. Shortly thereafter Lyons returned and went to the rear parking lot of the restaurant. It is alleged that Thaqi shot at Lyons with a handgun several times, wounding him once in the leg. Lyons was transported to a local hospital and Thaqi was arrested at the scene.The defendant has been charged with one count each of Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, Felonious Assault, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Unlawful Intent, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and four counts of Felony Firearm. Thaqi was arraigned on the warrant at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Dawn White. The probable cause conference is scheduled for May 29, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for June 4, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court.

*The charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Detroit Man Sentenced to 32-53 Years in Prison for Assault and Armed Robbery of Transgender Woman

Please see the joint press release from Fair Michigan and WCPO attached.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Detroit Five-Year- Old Did Not Ingest Cocaine

On May 15, 2018, a Detroit mother took her five-year-old child to a local hospital because he was acting erratically. While at the hospital, the child had a urine test that was positive for the presence of cocaine. On May17, 2018, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office received a warrant request where it was alleged that the five-year-old had ingested cocaine while being cared for by his mother in their Detroit home. The warrant was returned on the same day to the Detroit Police Department for further investigation.

Additional toxicology testing in the case revealed that the child did not have cocaine, or any other drugs, in his system. According to the laboratory that conducted the test, the false positive for cocaine was due to a technical problem. WCPO has denied the warrant request in this case.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Former Detroit Police Department Commander and Police Officer Charged in Assault

Please review the updated press release attached.

*The charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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