A former Detroit police officer who was convicted of shooting a man he believed was a burglar at his home was indicted Wednesday on a charge of second-degree murder in the slaying.
The Detroit News reported Wednesday that a grand jury indicted James Wilson, 44, on a second-chance murder charge in the June 20, 2018, death of Christopher Gourlay, who was shot in the chest and torso by Wilson.
Gourley’s mother said she was upset by the indictment, and she said the charges were “unfair.”
The news site said it had received a complaint from Gourlean’s mother and a complaint filed by the state’s attorney general’s office.
Gourlay’s family has said that Wilson shot the victim during a robbery on the night of June 19.
The man was armed with a handgun and a stolen vehicle, according to police, and the suspect fled on foot.
He was shot and killed when police chased him.
Police said at the time that Wilson’s motive for killing Gourelle was not clear, but his attorney has said he was upset about the robbery and was seeking revenge for the man’s death.