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Man charged with assault after allegedly flashing handgun at off-duty Detroit police officer

Gionni Carrington (WDIV)
Gionni Carrington (WDIV)

DETROIT – A 20-year-old man was charged Friday with two counts of felonious assault, felony firearm and one count of carrying a concealed weapon after an incident Thursday afternoon.

According to authorities, at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Gionni Carrington was driving his car on 7 Mile Road when the car behind him honked. It is alleged that Carrington pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the driver who honked. 

The driver was a 28-year-old off-duty Detroit police officer, who drew his weapon and fired it multiple times at Carrington. 

Carrington was not struck by any shots, but his car was.