Man Facing A Dozen Charges After Shootout With Detroit Police

May 25, 2019 - 4:50 pm
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DETROIT (WWJ) - A 22-year-old man who allegedly shot two Detroit police officers and injured another is facing a dozen charges in connection with the incident. 

Deantrae Corey Oneal is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on three counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of resisting/obstructing a police officer causing injury, resisting a police officer causing serious impairment, second-degree home invasion, felon in possession, carrying a concealed weapon and three counts of felony firearm. 

The incident happened last Saturday around 10:30 p.m. when officers attempted to stop Oneal, who was seen driving the wrong way down an alley in the area of Greenfield and Puritan. When an officer investigated Oneal, he became uncooperative, placed the car in reverse and struck the officer's legs. At that point, Oneal allegedly then exited the car and started shooting at the three officers. 

Officers exchanged gunfire with Oneal before he escaped on foot. An investigation by the Detroit Police Special Response Team led to Oneal's arrest after he was found hiding in the basement of a house in the 15700 block of Prest. After he was arrested, Oneal was transported to a local hospital for treatment of five gunshot wounds.    

One officer suffered leg injuries and another was wounded in the abdomen. The third officer was injured, but did not sustain gunshot wounds. All of the officers were taken to local hospitals for treatment.