Gunman from Harper Woods Shooting Incident Nets 27 Felony Charges

Harper Woods resident Lester Chambers has been arraigned on charges stemming from last Friday's shooting incident between Chambers and police at a home on Lancaster.


Harper Woods Police Chief Jim Burke released a Nixle report on Nov. 19 at 3:46 p.m. about the Nov. 16 shooting incident that put several Grosse Pointe Schools on lockdown just as they were about to end the school day.

Police responded to a residence on Lancaster after receiving reports of gun shots from the home.  Chambers fired a shotgun at police from inside his residence, police said.

According to the Nixle report, Harper Woods District Judge Roger J. LaRose arraigned Lester Chambers of Harper Woods on Nov. 19 in District Court 32A.

Chambers has been remanded to the Wayne County Jail without bond and is facing 27 felony charges issued by the Wayne County Prosecutor. 

Chambers has been charged as follows: 

(8) counts of Assault with Intent to Murder (4) Harper Woods Police Officers and (2) citizens. 

(8) counts of Assault with Intent to do Great Bodily Harm Less Than Murder. 

(8) counts of Felonious Assault. 

(1) count Discharge Firearm at an Occupied Building 

(1) count Malicious Destruction of Police Property. 

(1) count Felony Firearm. 

Mark November 21, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Exactly Jean. The man could have been Jesus for all I care that doesn't excuse potentially killing other people. That is what makes him garbage. He could have shot one of your children.
Chris Fontaine November 21, 2012 at 05:12 PM
So you think 27 charges was extreme? Ask the HW officers that were shot at if they think it was extreme!
Paul Trombley November 21, 2012 at 08:11 PM
All he needs is a few more felonies and he can be our next state representative.
Ronald November 28, 2012 at 02:43 PM
How about prayers to the officers he tried to kill and their families??
vicky davis December 29, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I think you guys are total garbage....who do u think you are passing judgement. Lester is a upstanding HW citizen just like you are. It a terrible thing to hear people speak so harshly and don't even know the facts... Wow!


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