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Teen who shot Detroit officers responding to burglary call facing multiple charges despite home-defense claims

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The 19-year-old man accused of shooting two Detroit police officers Sunday night is facing several charges in connection with the incident.

The Detroit Free Press reports charges against Juwan Plummer of Oak Park, Mich. include: intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing serious injury, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, intentional discharge of a firearm in a building causing injury, punishable by up to 15 years in prison, felonious assault and four counts of felony firearm, prosecutors said.

Plummer was arraigned Wednesday via a video connection in 36th District Court in Detroit.

The officers were wounded Sunday night as they responded to a break-in call.

Police were dispatched to a home when they took fire as they approached the location, with the shooter firing at them from the house with a shotgun.

The 19-year-old reportedly opened fire fearing for the “safety of his family,” according to DPD Chief James Craig.

While one officer suffered a shrapnel wound to his arm, the second officer was shot to the face and is in critical condition.

Both officers have been on the force for less than three years.

The Detroit Free Press reports Magistrate Charles Anderson III entered a not guilty plea for Plummer and set bond at $25,000.

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