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

On August 7, 2018, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy 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 was 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.* The probable cause conference was held on August 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Kenneth King.

On August 15, 2018, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office received the sad news that Officer Shukur succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash. The charges against Cole were amended to: Murder 2nd Degree; Reckless Driving Causing Death; and Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident When at Fault Resulting in Death*. He was arraigned today and remanded to the Wayne County Jail. A Probable Cause Hearing is scheduled for August 30, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for September 6, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court.

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