Garden City Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Detroit Police Sergeant

GARDEN CITY, MI – Eddie Ray Johnson, Jr., 35-years-old, of Garden City, will be formally charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Elaine Williams, 34-years-old, a Detroit Police Sergeant.

Johnson and Williams were domestic partners at the time of the shooting.

On June 2nd, 2019 at approximately 11:45 p.m., Garden City Police officers were dispatched to a location in the 200 block of Belton in response to a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers discovered the lifeless body of the victim, Elaine Williams, inside the home.

The officers then located Eddie Johnson, who had sustained a gunshot injury, outside on the front lawn. He allegedly faked his own shooting causing his injuries. Medics arrived at the location, Johnson was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment of his wound.

It is alleged that Eddie Johnson fatally shot Elaine Williams multiple times. The facts and evidence of the case will be presented at the preliminary examination.

Eddie Johnson has been charged in 21st District Court with First Degree Murder and Felony Firearm. He is expected to be arraigned in a local hospital today.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said, “By all accounts, Elaine Williams was a beloved member of the Detroit Police Department. We mourn her passing. This case is a stark example of what can potentially happen in every domestic violence case. The alleged actions of this defendant will be addressed fairly and justly.”