Prosecutors to announce charging decision in Officer McClain's murder

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office said that charges in the fatal shooting of Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain will be announced Tuesday.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy plans to announce charges at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice. 

McClain, a 16-year veteran with the Detroit Police Department, and his partner, three-year-veteran Phillipe Batoum Bisse were called to a home off Wyoming near Chippewa to investigate a home invasion last week. An armed man who broke into a house had refused to leave.

Police say the suspected shooter was at the home looking for his teen girlfriend. Four officers went in to clear the house - that's when the man started shooting, fatally wounding McClain and wounding Bisse. Another cop on the scene fired back hitting the shooter who was arrested a short time later.

"We lost a hero," said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan during an impromptu conference Nov. 20. "These nights are the worst part of the job for the chief and me. I think it is a night for Detroiters to reflect on what these police officers mean to us."

After fleeing, the 28-year-old suspect was arrested and placed in custody. He has a lengthy criminal history and is believed to be connected to two other shootings and a murder the same week McClain was killed.

As more details came out regarding the shooting, Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced plans to suspend an officer who failed to respond to the scene. 

"A determination was made that Officer McClain did request a supervisor, and a supervisor was assigned," Craig said during a press conference. "As we did our investigation we determined that allegedly he did not go to the scene in the shootings that happened."

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raig said that he has seen video showing the Sgt. Ronald Kidd not responding to the shooting - saying it is a "grave concern" to him and his department. Kidd had previously been fired from the force for cowardliness. Kidd could face charges following the suspension.

The warrant is still being reviewed by the Wayne County prosecutor. No charges have not been filed yet and the suspect said to have a long criminal history, is still in jail on a parole hold.