Charges filed in fatal shooting of off-duty Detroit cop

June 6, 2019

GARDEN CITY, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Detroit police officer in a case of domestic violence has been charged with murder.

Sgt. Elaine Williams was off duty at her Garden City home when she was killed Sunday night . Eddie Ray-Jr. Johnson was informed of the charges Thursday while in a hospital for an injury related to the incident.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy says the shooting is a “stark example” of what can happen in cases of domestic violence. After the shooting, Detroit Police Chief James Craig described Williams as a “rising star” in the department.

The 34-year-old had two children and had been an officer for 14 years. It wasn’t immediately known if the 35-year-old Johnson has an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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