DETROIT, MI – Jonathan David Cole, the man charged in the hit-and-run pedestrian car crash that killed 30-year-old Detroit Police Officer Fadi Shukur, saw his Second Degree Murder Charge dismissed last Friday.
On August 31, 2018, Jonathan Cole, 19-years-old, of Belleville, had a preliminary examination before Judge Kenneth King for the charges of Murder Second Degree; Reckless Driving Causing Death; and Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident When at Fault Resulting in Death.
At the conclusion of the hearing Judge King bound Cole over on Reckless Driving Causing Death, and Failure to Stop at the Scene of an Accident. He dismissed the Second Degree Murder charge finding that the only aggravating factor presented in the case was speed, and concluded there was insufficient evidence to bound over on Second Degree Murder.
The arraignment on the information will be held on September 7th, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. The Wayne County Prosecutors Office will file a motion in the Wayne County Third Circuit Court Criminal Division seeking reinstatement of the Second Degree Murder charge.