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Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting near Grand Circus Park

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Richard Lee-Jose Allen, 34 (DOB: 11/30/1984), of Detroit, in connection with the non-fatal shooting and vehicular assault of Jalen Dontez Davis, 20, of Grosse Pointe, MI.

On May 6, 2019 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Detroit Police officers were standing in front of a nightclub located near Woodward Avenue and West Adams. A gunshot was heard nearby and when officers went to investigate, a vehicle driven at a high rate of speed, hit a parked car on West Adams. As the police officers observed this crash, it is alleged the defendant exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, but was apprehended by the police officers. While the officers detained Defendant Allen, the victim approached the offices with an apparent gunshot wound. EMS was dispatched to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his injury. It is alleged that the defendant shot the victim from his vehicle and struck him with his car before crashing into a parked car.

On May 7, 2019 Allen was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm Second Degree. He was arraigned on the same day and received a $50,000 cash/surety bond. His Probable Cause Hearing before Judge Ronald Giles is scheduled for May 17, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. The investigation continued until today and Allen has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm.* He is expected to be arraigned on the new charges at his Probable Cause Hearing in 36th District Court. Please ask the Detroit Police Department for the defendant's photograph.

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