Murder charges issued for suspect after Detroit officer dies

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Charges have been amended for the suspect accused of shooting a Detroit Police officer last week in his patrol car. 

Officer Glenn Doss died Sunday after being shot while responding to a domestic violence complaint days earlier. When officers arrived at the home, police say a 43-year-old suspect with a gun opened fire on them before they even got out of their patrol car. Thirty bullet casings were found at the scene. Doss was hit twice and rushed to the hospital by his partner.

Authorities say the suspect, Decharlos Brooks, also pointed his gun at other officers at the scene. Shortly after, Brooks barricaded himself inside the house for several hours until he was taken into custody. 

Brooks previously faced charges of eight counts of Assault with Intent to Murder; seven counts of Resisting and Obstructing; one count of Carrying a Dangerous Weapon and 17 counts of Felony Firearm. 

As of Monday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is also charging Brooks with First Degree Murder, and Murder of a Peace Officer. 

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Brooks will be arraigned at a probable cause hearing scheduled for February 6, 2018. 

Officer Doss Jr. was 25 years old and had been with the department for two years. His father is a 19-year veteran of the department.

"I never told to join the police department," his father said. "I never advised him to join the police department. He called me up a couple of years ago and said dad what do I have to do to be in the police. I told him to go to 1301 Third Street and put in an application. Three months later he started the academy and fell in love with the job."

Doss's father says his son had originally been studying therapy and psychology.

"Officer Glenn Doss was everything that's good about the City of Detroit," Mayor Duggan said, noting that Officer Doss left Detroit to go to college, but came back to the city.

Doss was a new father to his son, Eli. 

A vigil for Doss is planned for Monday, January 29 at 4:30 pm at the 7th Precinct.

If you'd like to make a donation to the Doss family, you can do so via their GoFundMe account here