Crime

Ex-con charged with killing Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain


December 03, 2019, 10:32 AM

Wayne County's prosecutor lodges a list of charges against a 28-year-old man accused of killing Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain two weeks ago.

JuJuan Parks, 28, is charged with 16 crimes, Kym Worthy announced Tuesday at her downtown office, The Detroit News posts:

"As the allegations surrounding the heartbreaking death of Officer McClain unfold, we continue to do what is necessary to bring his assailant to justice," said Worthy. . . .

Parks is charged with first-degree premeditated murder, first degree murder of a police officer, three counts of assault with intent to murder, resisting and obstructing a police officer causing death, discharge of a weapon in a building causing death, discharge of a weapon in a building causing serious impairment, felon in possession of a firearm, and eight counts of felon firearm second offense.


Rasheen P. McClain
Jan. 24, 1973 -- Nov. 20, 2019

(Photo: Fisher Funeral Home)

McClain, 46, was shot in the neck after responding to a home invasion Nov. 20 at a Wyoming Avenue home on the west side

Parks, on parole after serving eight years in prison for assault, allegedly ambushed four officers when they ventured down the basement stairs. He fired a semi-automatic carbine rifle, police said.

The suspect was shot by police in the arm as he tried to flee, according to Detroit Police Chief James Craig. The ex-convict also is suspected in the fatal shooting of Dontez Calhoun in Detroit two days earlier.

McClain, who was a corporal, is promoted posthumously and will be buried Friday in a uniform with sergeant's stripes, Craig told reporters Monday.

Visitations are Wednesday and Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile Rd. in Redford. The funeral is Friday at 11 a.m. in Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. Seven Mile Rd. in Detroit.


Read more:  The Detroit News


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