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A man convicted in the fatal shootings of three other men inside a Detroit fast food restaurant has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Thirty-year-old William Wilbourn-Little of Detroit was given the mandatory punishment on Monday after earlier being convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and two gun charges. Wilbourn-Little apologized in court to the “mothers involved” but maintains his innocence.

Police have said two men wearing masks walked up to a White Castle on Detroit’s west side in September and fired shots inside the restaurant before fleeing on foot. Authorities say 25-year-old Rashawn Harrington, 24-year-old Trevaughn Anthony, and 20-year-old DeShawn Gadson were pronounced dead at the scene.

A second defendant is jailed on murder and other charges in the case.

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A man convicted in the fatal shootings of three other men inside a Detroit fast food restaurant has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Thirty-year-old William Wilbourn-Little of Detroit was given the mandatory punishment on Monday after earlier being convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and two gun charges. Wilbourn-Little apologized in court to the “mothers involved” but maintains his innocence.

Police have said two men wearing masks walked up to a White Castle on Detroit’s west side in September and fired shots inside the restaurant before fleeing on foot. Authorities say 25-year-old Rashawn Harrington, 24-year-old Trevaughn Anthony, and 20-year-old DeShawn Gadson were pronounced dead at the scene.

A second defendant is jailed on murder and other charges in the case.

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Detroit police say three officers are recovering, including one who was shot, following an incident on the city’s west side.

Police Chief James Craig said during a news conference Sunday that officers stopped a vehicle about 11:40 p.m. Saturday after witnessing it speeding and driving the wrong way. After being stopped, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and pinned two officers between the car and their police cruiser.

Craig said the man then fled on foot and fired on police, striking one officer. He said police returned fire and struck the shooter five times before he broke into a house where he was later apprehended.

Craig said the shooter is currently in critical condition. He said all three officers are in stable condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Detroit police say an officer has been shot and two officers have been injured following an incident on the city’s west side.

Police Chief James Craig said during a news conference Sunday that officers stopped a vehicle about 11:40 p.m. Saturday after witnessing it speeding and driving the wrong way. After being stopped, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and pinned two officers between the car and their police cruiser.

Craig said the man then fled on foot and fired on police, striking one officer. He said police returned fire and struck the shooter five times before he broke into a house where he was later apprehended.

Craig said the shooter is currently in critical condition. He said all three officers are in stable condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Detroit police say an officer has been shot and two officers have been injured following an incident on the city’s west side.

Police Chief James Craig said during a news conference Sunday that officers stopped a vehicle about 11:40 p.m. Saturday after witnessing it speeding and driving the wrong way. After being stopped, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and pinned two officers between the car and their police cruiser.

Craig said the man then fled on foot and fired on police, striking one officer. He said police returned fire and struck the shooter five times before he broke into a house where he was later apprehended.

Craig said the shooter is currently in critical condition. He said all three officers are in stable condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

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A federal lawsuit says female inmates at a southeastern Michigan jail were forced to remove their clothes in front of male inmates and guards as well as other jail employees.

The lawsuit this week on behalf of women who were Wayne County Jail inmates in recent months says the searches were unconstitutional and alleges the women were subjected to crude remarks. Their lawyer Michael Dezsi says hundreds of women have been subjected to similar searches at the jail.

The lawsuit says the searches were done when inmates were taken to court hearings or for medical examinations. Dezsi says he has documented complaints from female inmates dating back to 2009.

The Wayne County sheriff’s office says the allegations in the lawsuit are under investigation and officials can’t comment during that process.

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A man has been sentenced to 27 to 40 years in prison for the slaying of his wife, whose remains were found in suburban Detroit , including some embedded in cement.

WDIV-TV reports 30-year-old Gregory McQueen of Detroit was sentenced Tuesday after earlier pleading guilty to second-degree murder and mutilation of a body.

He apologized, saying “my actions were not intentional.”

Human bones were found in August 2018 in Ecorse and prosecutors say more bones and clothing soon were discovered. In September 2018, police found large pieces of cement with embedded human remains that were later identified as belonging to 28-year-old Alisha McQueen.

The mother of five was reported missing by a relative in March 2018. Prosecutors say the couple lived apart at the time she was reported missing.

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Information from: WDIV-TV, http://www.clickondetroit.com

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A former Michigan state trooper is facing a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter for firing a Taser at a Detroit teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died.

Mark Bessner quit the state police after the 2017 incident. He’s returning to court Monday for his sentence, about a month after his conviction .

Prosecutors say Bessner “committed an unspeakable act” when he fired his Taser from a moving patrol car and struck Damon (Da-MAHN’) Grimes.

Bessner’s lawyer said the officer believed Grimes had a gun in his waistband, but the 15-year-old didn’t have a weapon.

Bessner, who is white, didn’t testify at the second trial. During his first trial, which ended without a verdict, he said he was “shocked” to learn that the black teen didn’t have a gun.

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A second suspect has been arrested in the non-fatal shooting of three men in Detroit’s popular Greektown entertainment district.

Police Chief James Craig says the 26-year-old Farmington Hills man was arrested Wednesday in Oak Park, just north of Detroit. A 23-year-old Livonia man was arrested earlier this week. Two other men still were being sought.

Shots were fired into a crowd in Greektown late Sunday night. Surveillance video helped police identify the suspects who fled.

Craig says the victims’ wounds aren’t considered life-threatening. Their ages are 23, 24 and 32.

Craig has said the shooting was believed to be over a previous shooting and could involve “gang members who primarily reside outside Detroit.”

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One man has been arrested and three others are being sought in connection with a weekend shooting of three other men in Detroit’s popular downtown entertainment district.

Police Chief James Craig said Tuesday that the suspect in custody is 23 and lives in Livonia, west of Detroit. Another suspect is 26 and lives in Farmington Hills, northwest of the Detroit. The other two suspects also live outside Detroit.

Shots were fired about 11:55 p.m. Sunday into a crowd in Greektown. Surveillance video helped police identify the suspects who fled.

Craig said the victims — ages 32, 24 and 23 — are recovering from their wounds.

He told reporters the shooting is believed to be over a previous shooting and could involve “gang members who primarily reside outside Detroit.”

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