Novi man critically injured in Detroit police shooting, faces weapons charges

- A Novi man has been charged with multiple crimes in relation to a Monday night incident where he was shot by Detroit Police.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced the charges against Olajuwon Israel, 24, of Novi for the Monday night incident on Asbury Park which is near Eight Mile Road and the Southfield Freeway. 

According to police, Israel was with other men in the area, drinking out of plastic cups and standing in the street. When police pulled up, they asked the men if they had any weapons and all of them raised their shirts to indicate they didn't have any - except for Israel, police said.

Israel is accused of running from police at that point and two officer chased after him and told him to stop. Police said he climbed a fence and discharged his gun. The officers returned fire and hit him at least once with a shot.

Israel kept running and was later found a few blocks away and was arrested. He was take to a nearby hospital and is being treated for his injury.

Tuesday morning, Chief James Craig said the man turned and fired one shot towards the officers. Craig said at the time that Israel has a criminal history and is wanted on a warrant out of state. 

Israel has been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, seven counts of possession of a fraudulent financial transaction device, police officer - resisting and obstructing and felony firearm.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories