Detroit officer struck by car dies after hospital stay
Buffalo man charged with hitting him could face homicide charges
By PoliceOne Staff
DETROIT — Charles Armour, a Detroit police officer who was hit by a vehicle in the line of duty June 5, has died from injuries resulting from the accident, a Detroit Free Press article reports.
According to Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee Jr., the accident occurred as Armour was attempting to convince a man obstructing a moving lane of traffic to get out of the way. The man, Saddam Hussein Mohsin, 30, of Buffalo, N.Y., struck Armour with his vehicle.
Mohsin was allegedly driving down the road in the wrong direction prior to the 12:20 a.m. incident.
Mohsin already faced charges of assault with intent to commit murder, assault to commit great bodily harm, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, reckless driving and possession of marijuana. In the wake of Armour's death, however, homicide investigators and the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office will determine updated charges.
Sources close to Armour report that he seemed to be recovering from the accident, and his death comes as somewhat of a surprise.
Armour was 40 years old and had been serving in his department for almost 17 years. He is survived by his parents, a stepmother, a 4-year-old daughter and his girlfriend.
Chief Godbee calls Armour "a consummate gentleman" and "a consummate Detroit police officer."