Charges upgraded to first degree murder in shooting death of Detroit police sergeant

Posted at 11:03 AM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 06:03:07-04

The man accused of shooting a Detroit police sergeant is facing new charges following the sergeant's death this weekend.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has upgraded an assault with intent to murder charge to first degree murder in the killing of Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Stiel.

Marquise Cromer, 21, is expected to be arraigned on the new charge during a probably cause hearing Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Steil passed away Saturday at St. John hospital from complications after being shot while chasing a fugitive last Monday.

The 46-year-old sergeant leaves behind a wife and two little boys.

Just days ago, he talked about making a quick recovery and returning back to the force where he had spent the last 20 years, most recently having worked in special ops in the 9th precinct.