DETROIT, MI – The City of Detroit is mourning the loss of the police officer who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on August 4th, 2018. The officer passed away early this morning.
On August 4th, 2018, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Detroit police officers were on the scene to assist with a crowd control issue at a location in the 18800 block of West McNichols near Stahelin Street in Detroit. It is alleged that while Officer Shukur was walking to his scout car, Jonathan Cole struck him with his vehicle which was traveling at a high rate of speed. Cole fled the scene, but later turned himself in at a Detroit Police precinct.
Today the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office received the sad news that Officer Shukur succumbed to injuries he sustained in the crash. The charges against Cole have been amended to: Murder 2nd Degree; Reckless Driving Causing Death; and Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident When at Fault Resulting in Death. He is expected to be arraigned by video in 36 th District Court at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning.
On March 20, 2018, Detroit City Council approved a resolution authorizing the City to provide up to $12,000 to cover funeral expense for any employee killed during the performance of his or her duties. The City also has made arrangements to cover all related costs that may exceed that amount.
Police Chief James Craig and Mayor Mike Duggan provided an update.