Man accused of shooting tow truck driver held on $200,000 bond
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.
AnnArbor.com has requested Chandler's mugshot from police.