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Detroit Woman Sentenced to 7 Years for Shooting at Federal Agents

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

DETROIT – A Detroit woman who shot at federal agents while they were executing a search warrant at her apartment was sentenced to seven years in prison, United States Attorney Dawn N. Ison announced today.

Ison was joined in the announcement by Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan.  

Gloria Bush, 42, was sentenced after having pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal officer and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence.  According to court documents, in April 2021, the Drug Enforcement Administration Special Response Team executed a search warrant at Bush’s residence. Federal agents on the Team approached the door of Bush’s residence and announced their presence. As they attempted to enter the house, Bush fired two shots in their direction from inside the house. One bullet struck a shield that one of the agents was holding.

“This case demonstrates how our federal law enforcement partners put their lives at risk every day doing the work necessary to keep our community safe,” said U.S. Attorney Ison. “This defendant’s actions not only endangered the lives of federal agents, but also the lives of all those living around her who could have been struck by gunfire.”

“Every day brave men and women in law enforcement put themselves in harm’s way to keep the citizens of Michigan safe,” said Cheyvoryea Gibson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Michigan.  “In this case, agents from DEA’s Special Response Team were assaulted while executing a court authorized search warrant.  I’d especially like to recognize the DEA SRT operators as heroes based on their discipline and high level of training they exhibited when they were able to safely effect the arrest of Gloria Bush despite coming under fire.”

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ranya Elzein and Nicholas McIntyre.  

Updated April 16, 2024

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