Off-Duty Detroit Police Officer Charged in Non-Fatal
Shooting Incident at Wedding Reception
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged off-duty Detroit Police Officer Diamond Greenwood, 26, (DOB: 09/21/1992), and her brother Terry Dawayne Catchings, 24, (DOB: 08/03/1994), of Detroit, in connection with a non-fatal shooting incident that occurred during a wedding reception.
On October 27, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Detroit Police officers were dispatched to a shooting in progress in the 6300 block of Stearns Street in Detroit. Upon arrival, the officers entered a well-attended wedding reception and discovered evidence of a fight scene in the reception area as well as a shooting scene near the rear of the location.
It is alleged that Defendant Greenwood was intoxicated and armed with her department-issue weapon at the reception. It is alleged that an argument occurred between several people that escalated into physical altercations among multiple attendees of the reception. Defendant Greenwood pulled her department-issued weapon and pointed her weapon at a 29-year-old Detroit man and several people before exiting the location. It is alleged that at some point Catchings had Greenwood's weapon and fired it while inside the building. No one was injured when the weapon was discharged. It is alleged that Greenwood left the building. Responding Detroit Police officers found the defendant in her vehicle in the parking lot. She was arrested at the scene and conveyed to the Detroit Detention Center. Further investigation by the police led to the identification and charging of Catchings.
Defendant Greenwood has been charged with two counts of Felonious Assault, Aggravated Assault, Obstruction of Justice, Firearms - Brandishing Weapon in Public, Public Officer - Wilful Neglect of Duty, Firearms - Possession Under the Influence, Operating While Intoxicated and three counts of Felony Firearm.*
Defendant Catchings has been charged with Weapons - Firearm - Discharge In or At a Building, Firearms - Felon in Possession, and two counts of Felony Firearm.*
Greenwood and Catchings were arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Bari Blake Wood. The Probable Cause Conferences are scheduled for March 7, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examinations are scheduled for March 14, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Cylenthia Miller in 36th District Court. Greenwood received a $5,000/10% bond. Catchings received a $15,000/10% bond. After the arraignment please request photographs of the defendants from the Detroit Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.