Cincinnati murder suspect wounded in shootout with Detroit police dies


Detroit – A three-time Cincinnati murder suspect who was wounded in a shootout with Detroit police officers outside a motel on the east side of the city last week died in custody, police confirmed on Sunday.

Chandra Moore, 55, died Friday of wounds sustained four days earlier when police said he shot officers returning fire outside the Rivertown Inn & Suites on Jefferson Avenue.

Detroit Police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood confirmed Sunday that Moore died on Friday. He was charged with murder after allegedly stabbing his wife Brittany Wagoner, 28, and then allegedly shooting Timothy Dugar, 33 and Andrew Wesley, 35.

A 17-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were injured in the alleged attack.

Following the alleged murders, Moore fled north to Detroit, and Detroit police received information that he was hidden at the hotel on Jefferson, about a mile east of downtown.

Police Chief James Craig said because there were other guests in nearby rooms, the surveillance team made the decision to wait for Moore to come out rather than raid his room.

When Moore left his room Monday morning, Craig said he spotted the officers and shot them. The officers returned fire and struck Moore several times.


Dusty Kennedy