Royal Oak Tribune

Man gets minimum of 16 years in officer’s shooting


MUSKEGON HEIGHTS» A man who pleaded guilty to shooting a western Michigan police officer last year has been sentenced to a minimum of 16 years in prison. Dayvon Malik Davis, 22, pleaded guilty in September to assault with intent to murder and two weapons charges in last year’s shooting of Muskegon Heights Officer Robert Kooi.

A Muskegon County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday ordered Davis to serve 11 to 20 years in prison on the assault charge and another five years on one of the weapons counts. He was sentenced to five to 20 years on the second weapons charge, but those will be served concurrent­ly with his two other sentences.

Davis’ sentence means he could serve a minimum 16 years in prison or as many as 25 years in Kooi’s July 2019 shooting.

The officer testified that Davis was suspected in a shooting minutes earlier at a convenienc­e store when he was chasing Davis outside a Muskegon Heights apartment complex. Davis turned and shot at Kooi, striking the officer in one of his arms.

Davis was apprehende­d 10 days after the shooting.

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