Man sentenced to jail, probation for shooting of Detroit police officers

Posted at 6:31 AM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 11:40:23-04

The man who pleaded guilty to shooting two Detroit police officers he thought were burglars earlier this year was sentenced to 90 days in jail and two years probation under the Holmes Youthful Traininee Act.

Juwan Plummer, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing serious injury and two counts of felony firearm.

During the sentencing, the judge said that he doesn't think Plummer was a risk to society before the shooting and has no reason to believe he will be in the future.

Under the Holmes Youthful Training Act, if Plummer completes all of the terms of his probation over the two years, he will not have a felony criminal record.

The officers were responding to a report of attempted break-ins at a home across the street on April 16, and Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the officers decided to check out Plummer's home as well.

Plummer''s family said they were on edge because of recent crime in the neighborhood, and the teen fired one shot out of the window not knowing the two men on the property were police officers.

One of the officers was shot in the arm and the other in the face. Both recovered from their injuries.

In July, a judge ruled that Plummer could not use self defense as an argument. Plummer's trial was scheduled to start the same week he accepted a plea deal.