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Posted on Thu, Dec 15, 2011 : 6:47 p.m.

Man accused of shooting tow truck driver held on $200,000 bond

By Kyle Feldscher

A 25-year-old Superior Township man was charged with assault with intent to murder and held on a $200,000 cash bond for allegedly shooting a tow truck driver in the foot Tuesday.

Jamil Chandler was arraigned on a charge of assault with intent to murder and a felony firearms charge Thursday for the shooting early Tuesday in the 9000 block of MacArthur Boulevard, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derrick Jackson.

According to records, Chandler is being held on a $200,000 cash bond at the Washtenaw County Jail. Jackson said Wednesday Chandler also had been wanted in a stabbing in October.

Chandler allegedly had been arguing with two employees of Discount Towing when they were removing his car from the parking lot because he did not have a permit to park in the lot at the apartment complex. The employees called deputies to help diffuse the situation and Chandler went back inside his apartment and allowed the employees to tow his car, Jackson said.

Later that night, the employees returned to the apartment complex and were looking for other cars that did not have a proper permit. When they were leaving at about 1:30 a.m., Chandler allegedly fired three shots at the tow truck, striking a 31-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident in the foot, Jackson said.

Chandler then left the scene, but was arrested hours later, Jackson said.

Chandler will be in court for a review of a charge of driving while license suspended, revoked or denied or letting a suspended person operate a vehicle Friday morning at 15th District Court in Ann Arbor, according to jail records. It is not known when he will face a preliminary exam in the shooting. has requested Chandler's mugshot from police.

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Mon, Dec 19, 2011 : 3:53 p.m.

Sorry, but I'm not a big fan of having my property seized without due process. I once had my car towed when I stopped to pick up my son at his apartment complex because I parked in the wrong spot, I was one spot off, at night in a snow storm. Then I was extorted for $300 cash. They wouldn't accept my debit card or check that the entire rest of the country accepts. I never even got a ticket! Where was the due process here? I can understand someone trying to protect their property.


Sat, Dec 17, 2011 : 5:22 a.m.

Mr Chandler is a convicted felon and an absconder from probation. Why wasn't this mentioned in the article?

Superior Twp voter

Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 3:40 p.m.

Thank you, WCSD, for locking this subject up. May he stay that way.


Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 2:04 p.m.

Huh he is listed as an absconder from probation on OTIS <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> 2 of the 3 convictions are felonies. Guess he chose to have room and board over the holidays. - I'm just one of many who can't get no respect, Politically uncorrect


Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 11:48 a.m.

Why was his license suspended in the first place? Sounds good that he neither has his vehicle or the opportunity to he on the roads agaain.


Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 2:24 a.m.

I have to agree with Tru2Blu 100% !


Fri, Dec 16, 2011 : 12:52 a.m.

I certainly hope the victim is recovering and won't have permanent damage. Any word on the severity of this man's wound? A bullet in the foot is no joke, since the bones are &quot;densely packed&quot; and injuries can lead to life-long disability. As for the accused: we can only hope the court takes into account an apparent pattern of bad behaviors on his part and does the utmost to keep him locked up. (And possibly, treated for whatever mental aberrations he may have.)