Detroit police officer dies two weeks after being struck in hit-and-run

Detroit police officers were assisting with a crowd control issue

A Detroit police officer struck in a hit-and-run earlier this month has died.

On Aug. 4, 2018 at 2:40 a.m. Detroit police officers were on the scene to assist with a crowd control issue in the 18800 block of West McNichols near Stahelin Street in Detroit.

It's alleged that Officer Fadi Shukur was walking to his scout car when 19-year-old Jonathan David Cole struck him with his vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed. Cole fled the scene, but later turned himself in at a Detroit police precinct later that day.

The 30-year-old officer was taken to a hospital where he was originally listed in critical condition on life support until his passing.

Shukur had been a member of the Detroit police for a year, and was recently married.

Detroit police officer Fadi Shukur (WDIV)

 

On Aug.7, 2018 Cole was charged with reckless driving causing serious impairment to a bodily function and failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment. Cole has been in custody since then.

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Jonathan Cole, 19, was charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed Detroit police officer Fadi Shukur. (WDIV)

 

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