Two charged in shooting of Monroe Police officer

Published: May. 24, 2020 at 9:33 PM EDT
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Two Michigan men are in custody and accused of shooting Monroe Police officer Renae Peterson on Sunday.

Kobe Falls, of Monroe, and Kordney McDonald, of Ypsilanti, are both facing multiple charges in the case. They were arraigned Tuesday via video conference in Michigan's 1st District Court.

Judge Jack Vitale set bond for Kobe Falls at $750,000. He is facing 13 counts linked to the carjacking and officer shot incident.

Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Michael G. Roehrig said McDonald is the alleged shooter in the incident; he's charged with 17 counts. Judge Vitale descried McDonald as a "danger to society" and a "threat to the community." Bond was denied for McDonald.

Both suspects will be back in court on June 2 for a probable cause conference.

Peterson is in critical but stable condition after being shot multiple times while trying to stop an attempted carjacking on Sunday.

Peterson was shot in the lower torso and had multiple surgeries, and according to Monroe Police, she will have more surgeries in the days ahead.

Peterson, a 16-year veteran of the department, was named Officer of the Year in 2016.

According to the department, Peterson was shot while attempting a traffic stop after a reported car jacking. Police says two suspects hit a woman in the head and stole her vehicle. As police tried to pull over the alleged suspects, near Ternes and N. Dixie, there was an altercation and the officer was shot.

Both suspects took off and hid in nearby brush. They were both apprehended and taken into custody.

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