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Suspect charged for firing at Detroit officers

By: Brendan Losinski | Advertiser Times | Published March 13, 2020

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DETROIT — A suspect has been charged in connection to an incident from Feb. 5 in which three Detroit police officers were fired upon.

At approximately 4:54 p.m. in the area of Frankfort Street and Nottingham Road, near East Warren Avenue and Alter Road on Detroit’s east side, three Detroit police officers were in a semi-marked car patrolling the area when they observed a car with a 2006 temporary license plate and proceeded to initiate a traffic stop, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office stated.

The woman driving the vehicle stopped and a man jumped out of the passenger door and fled on foot, according to the Prosecutor’s Office. The man was later identified as 25-year-old Tiwan Shaw, of Detroit.

The Prosecutor’s Office alleges that after Shaw took several steps from the vehicle, he produced a firearm and fired multiple shots at the officers; the officers took cover and returned fire.

After this, the Prosecutor’s Office said, Shaw attempted to flee again and almost ran into one of the officers. Shaw allegedly fired at him, and that officer reportedly again returned fire.

Shaw then hopped over a privacy fence and was apprehended in the backyard of a home in the 5090 block of Nottingham, the Prosecutor’s Office said.

Shaw reportedly was taken to a local hospital for gunshot wounds. No other injuries were reported, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

Shaw was charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder, three counts of assault with intent to do great bodliy harm, one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of carrying a concealed weapon and three counts of felony firearm.

He was arraigned Feb. 23, and a proceeding took place March 11. His preliminary examination was scheduled for March 18. Judge Lynise Bryant, of the 36th District Court, issued Shaw a $3 million cash bond, which was later reduced to $150,000.

Shaw’s attorney, Thomas Wolverton, could not be reached for comment prior to press time.