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Marquise Cromer facing murder charges in death of DPD Sergeant's death

Posted: 9:48 AM, Sep 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-20 14:52:30Z
Man to face murder charge in DPD Sgt.'s death
Man to face murder charge in DPD Sgt.'s death
Man to face murder charge in DPD Sgt.'s death

The man accused of shooting a Detroit police sergeant is facing new charges following the sergeant's death.

Marquise Cromer, 21, was expected in court Tuesday morning for arraignment on the amended charges and a probable cause hearing. However, Cromer is reportedly being uncooperative in the case, and did not appear in court.

The hearing was adjourned and rescheduled for Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy upgraded the assault with intent to murder charge to first degree murder in the killing of Detroit Police Sgt. Kenneth Stiel.

Sgt. Steil passed away Saturday at St. John hospital from complications after being shot while chasing a fugitive last Monday.

The 46-year-old sergeant leaves behind a wife and two little boys.

Just days ago, he talked about making a quick recovery and returning back to the force where he had spent the last 20 years, most recently having worked in special ops in the 9th precinct.