A Detroit police officer who was struck by a vehicle in the line of duty last week took a sudden turn for the worse and died during the weekend. Now, the man, Saddam Hussein Mohsin, 30, of Buffalo, N.Y who was charged with hitting him will face homicide charges.
Detroit Free Press – Mohsin already has been arraigned on several charges in connection with the accident involving Officer Charles Armour on June 5. The charges include assault with intent to commit murder, which is punishable by up to life in
prison.Police were notified early Sunday that Armour, 40, who had served the department for nearly 17 years, had died.
Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. said Mohsin was obstructing a moving lane of traffic on St. Antoine about 12:20 a.m. June 5. When Armour attempted to get him to move, Mohsin struck him with his vehicle, Godbee said. Authorities have said Mohsin was traveling in the wrong direction. Godbee said citizens assisted in apprehending Mohsin.
According to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, Armour’s autopsy shows he suffered multiple injuries.
When contacted Sunday, Mohsin’s attorney, Leon Weiss, said he was surprised and saddened to hear of Armour’s death. He said he plans to seek a psychological evaluation for his client. Weiss said he expects Mohsin, a father of five with relatives in Dearborn, will face some degree of homicide charge.
In addition to the assault with intent to commit murder charge, Mohsin has been charged with assault to commit great bodily harm, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, reckless driving and possession of marijuana, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.
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