Detroit man 'armed, dangerous' after cutting off tether while out on bond for shooting at police

Ivory Traylor III removed tether on Lodge Freeway exit ramp, police say

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DETROIT – Detroit police are seeking a man who was charged last year in connection with a shootout with police.

UPDATE: Detroit man in custody after cutting off tether while out on bond for shooting at police

Ivory Traylor III, 31, was out on a $100,000 bond. He cut off his GPS tether Friday morning on the Lodge Freeway exit ramp to Wyoming Avenue, police said.

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Traylor is described as black with a medium brown complexion. He has black hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. Traylor may be using a cane.

What happened

Traylor is accused of opening fire on two Detroit officers. Police said at 10:53 a.m. May 17, 2017 Traylor was being disruptive at a hotel in the 1900 block of Jefferson Avenue. When officers arrived to investigate, Traylor ran away and led them on a foot chase.

Ivory Traylor III (WDIV)

Traylor is accused of pulling out a handgun at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Dubois Street and firing shots at the officers.

The officers returned fire and Traylor was struck several times. He was arrested and taken to a hospital for the treatment of several leg injuries.

Traylor is charged with assault with intent to murder, carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, three counts of resisting and obstructing and a second-degree felony firearms violation.

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