Detroit Man Charged with Shooting at Detroit Police Officers on Jefferson

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DETROIT, MI – Ivory Traylor, 30-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged  in connection with  opening fire on two  Detroit police officers and resisting arrest.

On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at approximately 10:53 a.m., two Detroit police officers received a complaint about Traylor being disruptive at a hotel located in the 1900 block of Jefferson. When the police arrived and attempted to investigate Traylor he  fled on foot and the two officers gave chase.

At Jefferson and Dubois it is alleged that Traylor produced a handgun and opened fire on the officers firing multiple times. The officers returned fire striking the defendant several times.  Once he was wounded the officers disarmied and arrested him. Traylor sustained several leg wounds and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Traylor has been charged with one count of Assault with Intent to Murder, three counts of Resisting and Obstructing, one count of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and one count of Felony Firearm Second Degree.

Arrangements were made for Traylor to be arraigned in the hospital while in police custody today. His probable cause conference is on May 30, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. and  his preliminary examination is scheduled for June 6, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.  Traylor is being held on a $3 million dollar cash bond.

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