Detroit Man Charged in Non-Fatal Shooting near Grand Circus Park

DETROIT, MI – Richard Lee-Jose Allen, 34-years-old, of Detroit, was formally charged in connection with the non-fatal shooting and vehicular assault of Jalen Dontez Davis, 20-years-old, of Grosse Pointe, MI.RICHARD LEE-JOSE ALLEN

On May 6th, 2019, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Detroit Police officers were standing in front of a nightclub located near Woodward Avenue and West Adams.  A gunshot was heard nearby and when officers went to investigate, a vehicle driven at a high rate of speed, hit a parked car on West Adams.

As the police officers observed this crash, it is alleged the defendant exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, but was apprehended by the police officers.  While the officers detained Richard Allen, the victim approached the officers with an apparent gunshot wound.  EMS was dispatched to the scene. They transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of his injury.  It is alleged that Richard Allen  shot the victim from his vehicle and struck him with his car before crashing into a parked car.

On May 7, 2019 Richard Allen was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm Second Degree. He was arraigned on the same day and received a $50,000 cash/surety bond. His Probable Cause Hearing before Judge Ronald Giles is scheduled for May 17, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. The investigation continued until today and Allen has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Felony Firearm.  He is expected to be arraigned on the new charges at his  Probable Cause Hearing in 36th District Court.