The Troy Police’s search for a suspect, pictured, who assaulted a woman in a local parking lot July 7, ended with an arrest in Dearborn Heights July 11.

The Troy Police’s search for a suspect, pictured, who assaulted a woman in a local parking lot July 7, ended with an arrest in Dearborn Heights July 11.

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Suspect in Troy assault case charged with Detroit murder

By: Brendan Losinski | Troy Times | Published July 17, 2023




TROY — The Troy police have arrested a suspect related to an assault that took place at 9:10 p.m. July 7 outside of a Troy store. On July 15, the Detroit police announced he is also being charged with murder in what they believe is an unrelated case.

The assault reportedly took place at the Troy Target store, located at 1301 Coolidge Highway. Upon arrival, officers found a single victim with injuries to her face, and a witness who helped stop the assault.

The victim informed officers that as she was entering her vehicle, an unknown subject forced the driver’s door open and attacked her. She told police that she was punched in the face before the suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband.

According to police, the victim was able to fight back and alert another individual who was nearby. They said the witness yelled at the suspect and ran towards the victim, prompting the suspect to run away.

The Troy police identified 31-year-old Andrew James Hall of Detroit as the suspect in this case. He was taken into custody without incident July 11 in Dearborn Heights after police initiated a search for him.

Hall was arrested on one count of unlawful imprisonment, one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm — less than murder, one count of attempted carjacking, one count of assault with a dangerous weapon, one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, one count of aggravated assault and five counts of felony firearm.

“(The charges are) in relation to the serious assault that took place at 1301 Coolidge on July 7,” the Troy Police Department said in a press release. “We would like to thank the Detroit Police Department, Dearborn Police Department, Dearborn Heights Police Department, and Homeland Security for their assistance with bringing this search to an end. (The) Troy Police Department is grateful for all the assistance in this case provided by many local, state, and federal agencies.”

Hall’s bond was set at $5.5 million, cash or surety. His next court date is a probable cause conference that has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25. His attorney, Scott Kozak, did not respond to requests for comment prior to press time.

On July 15, the Detroit Police announced Hall also is being charged in the murder of a 40-year-old Royal Oak woman. At approximately 5:50 a.m. on July 11, Detroit police officers were dispatched to a building in the 300 block of West McNichols for a discovery of a deceased woman. Upon their arrival, officers located the victim at the rear of the building, deceased, with multiple stab wounds.

Hall has been charged with one count of first-degree murder. He was arraigned on July 17 in 36th District Court in Detroit for the case.

“The evidence in this case will show that Andrew Hall is an extremely dangerous person,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a press release. “He allegedly killed the victim in this case for no reason at all, simply because he wanted to.”