Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Raymond Durham, (DOB: 04/22/1956) of Detroit, in connection with the shooting of two male Detroit Police officers. On March 15, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the two police officers were in a marked scout car and stopped to conduct a pedestrian investigation of Durham on Ash Street near Tillman. The officers stopped their car and led Durham to the front of the vehicle. While he was being detained, Durham is alleged to have fought with the officers and pulled a gun from his front waistband and fired at the officers, causing them to return fire.
One officer, who is a 20 year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The other officer, a four year member of the police department, sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. Both officers were taken to a local hospital where they are being treated.
At approximately 10:53 p.m. on the same night, Durham was located and arrested by the police at Vinewood and Michigan Avenue. The Detroit officers who arrested Durham observed him to have multiple gunshot wounds and transported him to a local hospital where he is currently being treated and remains in police custody.
Durham was charged with two counts of Assault with Intent to Murder, two counts of Resisting and Obstructing the Police Causing Serious Impairment, one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and five counts of Felony Firearm*.
Durham was arraigned in the hospital today by 36th District Court Magistrate Laura Echartea. He has a probable cause conference of March 24, 2017 and a preliminary examination of March 30, 2017. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. He will remain in police custody in the hospital and upon release, will be immediately remanded to jail. WCPO does not have a release date for the defendant.
Prosecutor Worthy said, â€We are able to charge this case today because of the round-theclock collaboration with the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police, and many others who worked tirelessly on this case. Any time a police officer is injured is a stark reminder of how much law enforcement puts on the line every minute of every day."
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.