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Posted on Mon, May 3, 2010 : 2:43 p.m.

Washtenaw County sheriff's deputy shot in Canton while off-duty

By Lee Higgins

A Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy is recovering after he was shot while off-duty Saturday at Wyndchase Townhomes in Canton Township, authorities said.

A man he knows has been arrested in the case, Canton Township police said.


Kim Jerome Hill

Kim Jerome Hill, 29, is charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm possession, a police news release said.

The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday on Virginia Court, and Hill was arrested that afternoon, police said. The 33-year-old deputy, who is from Redford, is in stable condition at a local hospital. His name has not been released.

Investigators say the shooting was the result of a "domestic situation," but they have not been more specific.

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton did not immediately have any details this afternoon.

Hill was arraigned today and is being held on $500,000 bail.


Steve Pepple

Tue, May 11, 2010 : 6:18 a.m.

A comment was removed because it contained unsubstantiated allegations about what occurred.


Tue, May 11, 2010 : 12:43 a.m.

just wanted to see what was being said about someone that i know. it is funny how the medua can portray a person. what you shall soon see is about a crime of passion. the perp as he was so lovingly called was going home to see his family and the cop whom i hope will be ok was in another mans house making a move on his wife while he was out of town. there goes a lil perspective for all you people that want to see mr. hill get burned. answer one question though....what would you do besides hide anonymously behind ur blog comments and hope that the cop who was doing dirt should be protected. behind that badge is a man, a man who is imperfect and makes mistakes. although i don't agree with how the situation was handled, be careful before you judge.


Wed, May 5, 2010 : 4:20 p.m.

A 'domestic situation"?? What does that even mean? Were the two men romantically involved or was there a female involved? Why wasn't he carrying his weapon?


Tue, May 4, 2010 : 11:16 p.m.

John Galt for President!


Tue, May 4, 2010 : 1:49 p.m.

@ Robyn While I'm glad that you "feel" comfortable in your own life, the truth is that anyone anywhere can be a victim of violence. Police on or off duty are not the only targets. While I agree with your sentiment regarding police and echo the need for more information, you need to re-evaluate your perspectives on potential victimization. Many people, women in particulars, have thought and said the same as you of their significant others prior to the stalking and abuse. Besides your significant other, criminals in general tend to also predate on women. Addressing domestic violence in particular: * One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. * An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. * 85% of domestic violence victims are women. * Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew. * Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. My point is while police are more often in harms way on the job, they like the rest of us can be victims. To think otherwise will leave you open to victimization.


Tue, May 4, 2010 : 11:49 a.m.

@ Ricebrnr : I wasn't even going to 'go there' about it being a 'lover's quarrel' - the article doesn't give enough information to make that kind of assumption. What makes him any different from me? Well - I don't know anyone that has the potential to shoot me! Especially my husband; even during an argument. I kinda think people have got to have a bit of an idea about the people they are close to perhaps having the potential to become violent - especially a cop who is probably more tuned into stuff like than than a non-cop. As for him not having something like that hanging over his head when he's off duty - even more so if the person that shot him was a friend or close to him in some way. I trust those closest to me the most. Just figure a cop would also. Guess there's a lot more to this story than has been posted - what type of domestic situation was this? Who was the shooter/what relationship between the officer and the shooter? Was there drinking or drugs involved? One of the things I wish they could change about this site - updates on information - even more so when it is a tooic that has some interest in it.


Tue, May 4, 2010 : 6:12 a.m.

"you'd think a cop would be able to relax without that hanging over his/her head when they're off duty" 2 things though: 1) all reports indicate these 2 knew each other and this was the result of some sort of "domestic situation" - I read that as lover's quarrel or the perp was the stalker/boyfriend of a relative of the officer. So this wasn't a random event. 2) even if it was random, what makes the officer any different from you or me? We ALL have this type of thing hanging over our heads so long as criminals are out there. Just continues to prove the point that only YOU can be responsible for YOUR safety everywhere YOU go.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 10:21 p.m.

They probably didn't release his name because his role in the shooting is still under investigation. Police have to undergo internal investigations when they have been involved in a shooting - especially an off duty shooting. I hope is is doing okay and recovers quickly. It's quite a shame - they put on a uniform and go to work not knowing what can happen or if that uniform makes them the target for some nut, you'd think a cop would be able to relax without that hanging over his/her head when they're off duty.

No Answers Just Opinions

Mon, May 3, 2010 : 9:49 p.m.

Why did the Canton police and Washtenaw Sheriff's department release the name, age and a photo of the suspect, but we get nothing on the deputy that was shot?


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 7:15 p.m.

I will be too, it just doesn't make any sense to have to shoot an officer when they are called to help.

Matt Cooper

Mon, May 3, 2010 : 2:24 p.m.

I'll be praying for this deputy!