Detroit Man found Guilty of All Charges after he Fired Shots at DPD Officers

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DETROIT, MI – Andre Carter, 45-years-old, of Detroit, who was charged in the December 1st, 2016 ambush shooting where he fired shots at DPD police officers from a porch on Hull Street in Detroit was found guilty of all charges.

Today, Wednesday August 9th, 2017, a jury came back with a guilty verdict on all charges. Carter was found guilty for the following:

1. Assault with Intent to Murder – 3 counts
2. Police Officer – Assault – 3 counts
3. Possession of a Narcotic
4. Felon in Possession
5. Felony Firearms – 8 counts

The Detroit police officers were forced to shoot at a suspect early Thursday morning, December 1st, 2016, on city’s east side.

Detroit police officers found a vehicle parked with the engine running on Hull Street near East State Fair at about 1:00AM.  Police said the person inside the vehicle ran away from officers and someone on a porch nearby began shooting at officers. That someone turned out to be Andre Carter.

At the time of the incident, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said this was a “fierce gun battle” between his officers and the suspect on the porch, and a jammed gun may have saved his officers.

According to records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Andre Carter had previous convictions for:

  • Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
  • Weapons – Felony Firearms

He was convicted of those charges in 1991 and was released from prison in January of 2016

Andre Carter will be sentenced on August 29, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Ulysses Boykin,

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