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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Charge Arising Out of a Shooting Incident Outside Detroit Convenience Store

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Michigan

DETROIT – Shawn Hickman, 24, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition related to a shooting incident in Detroit’s 8th precinct, a targeted enforcement area, United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison announced.  

Ison was joined in the announcement by Devin J. Kowalski, Acting Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Detroit.

In his guilty plea, Shawn Hickman, 24, of Detroit, admitted his involvement in a shooting incident outside of a convenience store in the 8th Precinct, one of Detroit’s most violent neighborhoods. According to court records, on August 16, 2022, Detroit Police officers responded to a 911 call that an adult male had been shot. The shooting occurred around Grand River and Lahser in the City of Detroit. Working cooperatively, investigators with Detroit Police Department and the FBI were able to identify Hickman as the shooter.  They then located and apprehended Hickman following an intensive search.

Hickman faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 years and will be sentenced on November 20, 2023, by United States District Judge Matthew J. Leitman.

“I appreciate the collaborative work done to focus on violent offenders in our community,” state U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison.”  “We will continue to work with all of our law enforcement partners to  investigate and aggressively prosecute convicted felons who illegally possess and use firearms and ammunition.”

The investigation and prosecution were the result of a partnership between the United States Attorney’s Office, Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Detroit Police Department, ATF, FBI, and other partner agencies.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Blake S. Hatlem.  

Updated July 20, 2023

Firearms Offenses