21-year-old accused of shooting three people including Detroit Police sergeant and own father

Posted at 6:02 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 18:02:00-04

Detroit Police Sergeant Kenneth Stiel and two other men continue to recover from injuries sustained when 21-year-old Marquise Cromer allegedly shot each of them with a shotgun in three separate shootings that occurred in a span of less than 36 hours.

Police sources say Cromer, who has prior arrests for carrying a concealed weapon, burglary and arson, began his crime spree by shooting his father in the foot late Sunday afternoon.

"You know that's the last thing on my mind, that my son would come up in here and try to kill me," said Sterling Cromer who says he was about to take a bite of some food when his son shot him in the foot.

After fleeing from his father's house on Dickerson on Detroit's east side, sources say Marquise Cromer then went to a car wash on the 11500 block of Conant, and during an attempt to carjack a Hamtramck man, shot him in the abdomen. 

"He looked like he was on drugs," said Abuhamra Elhady, 23, who says Cromer first asked him for a ride. When Elhady said he couldn't give him a ride, Cromer allegedly ordered him out of his vehicle and then shot Elhady.

Cromer fled that location, but Monday night Detroit Police got a tip that Cromer was hanging out in the area of 7 Mile Road and Hayes on the city's east side. 

Police located Cromer and, while attempting to arrest him, he allegedly shot Sgt. Stiel in the shoulder.

Stiel is recovering at St. John Hospital.

Elhady and Sterling Cromer have been released from the hospital and continue to recover at home.

Marquise Cromer was set to be arraigned in 36th District Court Tuesday afternoon, but an officer at the jail told the court magistrate that he was refusing to come out of his cell.

Cromer's arraignment took place without him. A court-appointed attorney was present on his behalf.

So far, Cromer has only been charged in connection with the shooting of his father. He's facing multiple charges including Assault with Intent to Murder, but charges are also expected in the other two shootings.

Cromer's bond has been set at $750,000 cash or surety.

Click on the video above to hear from Detroit Police Chief James Craig and the two shooting victims who have been released from the hospital.