Belleville Man Charged in DPD Officer's Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jonathan David Cole, 19, (DOB: 12/10/1998), of Belleville, MI, in connection with the hit-and-run pedestrian car crash that severely injured Detroit Police Officer Fadi Shukur, 30.

On August 4, 2018 at approximately 2:40 a.m., Detroit police officers were on the scene to assist with a crowd control issue at a location in the 18800 block of West McNichols near Stahelin Street in Detroit. It is alleged that while Officer Shukur was walking to his scout car, the defendant struck him with his vehicle which was traveling at a high rate of speed. The defendant fled the scene, but later turned himself in at a Detroit Police precinct.

Cole has been charged with Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment to a Bodily Function and Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Serious Impairment*. He was arraigned at 10:30 a.m. this morning in 36th District Court before Magistrate Millicent Sherman. The probable cause conference is scheduled for August 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for August 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. The defendant received a $150,000/cash/surety bond; no contact with any witness including his mother and father.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.