Monroe officer shot in line of duty in stable condition; suspects face a combined 30 charges

Posted at 4:48 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 17:27:29-04

MONROE COUNTY (WXYZ) — After the shooting of a Monroe Police Officer following a violent carjacking, two men are facing serious felony charges and up to life in prison. As Monroe Police Cpl. Renae Peterson remains stable at the hospital from being shot in the line of duty, those men will remain at the county jail.

In court Monday, neither one showed any sign of emotion. They appeared on a video monitor from inside the Monroe County Jail. The defendants are identified as Kordney Antwoine McDonald and Koby Ryan Falls.

Prosecutors say they were running from police in a stolen SUV after a carjacking on Dixie Highway near I-75. It was Sunday night just after 8 p.m.

Prosecutors add that McDonald opened fire on Cpl.l Renae Peterson, striking her as they tried to get away.

“They both ran and Mr. McDonald struck her with a handgun, firing several shots at her,” said the prosecutor in court Monday.

Judge Jack Vitale assigned court appointed lawyers for both men, as they face a combined 30 charges including gun possession, armed robbery and assault.

Falls is assigned $750,009 cash surety bond. McDonald is being held without bond.

“There is no clear and convincing evidence that he won’t attempt to flee. As recited by the prosecutor here today.” Judge Vitale said.

In the meantime, donations are pouring in to help Cpl. Peterson.

“She is an awesome person off duty and on duty. Wants to help people all the time. Just the best of intentions.” says close friend Megan Lehman.

A T-shirt fundraiser is gathering money to help cover medicinal expenses at the link here.

The defendants will be back in court on June 2 at 10 a.m. for another hearing. 7 Action News will be there to bring you the latest developments.