For Immediate Release
September 6, 2019
PROSECUTOR CHARGES MAN WHO POINTED GUN AT OFFICERS
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI — A 26-year old Detroit male stands accused of threatening officers with a gun after the police responded to a disorderly persons call at a home in Roseville.
Macomb County Prosecuting Attorney Eric Smith charged Semaj King with four counts of criminal conduct –Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, a four-year felony, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a five-year felony, and Felony Firearm, a two-year felony and Malicious Destruction of Property, a one-year misdemeanor.
Police and prosecutors allege that Senaj King, at 11 P.M. on September 2, 2019, went to his ex-girlfriend’s parent’s home on Masonic in Roseville. King appeared intoxicated. When defendant was not granted permission to see his son he became aggressive. He punched out a kitchen screen and window. The family at the home called the police due to defendant’s disturbing behavior. King told the family that he had a gun in his vehicle and was going to retrieve the weapon. At that time, Roseville police arrived at the scene. As the officers were attempting to make contact with the parties, King pulled a firearm and aimed it at the officers. The police fired their weapons at the suspect. King fled inside the home. Police quickly were able to apprehend King without further incident. Defendant was not struck by police fire. No one was harmed. Defendant suffered minor injuries as a result of punching out the residential window.
“This case clearly demonstrates the extreme dangers our men and women in uniform face every day,” said Prosecutor Smith. “Roseville Police did an outstanding job. They acted professionally under extraordinary circumstances and successfully arrested the suspect before he could seriously hurt someone at the home. We are very thankful that the police arrived when they did,” continued Smith.
Senaj King was arraigned in 39th District Court Wednesday afternoon and was issued a $500,000 cash/surety, no 10% bond.