A 37-year-old female West Bloomfield Township resident has been sentenced to serve eight to 50 years in prison after firing a handgun at a West Bloomfield police officer three years ago.
Lashawn Hicks pleaded no contest to assault with intent to murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in front of Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Rae Lee Chabot on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Hicks was involved in an incident on Feb. 5, 2009, when Officer Brad Lacke saw her standing in a street after responding to a disturbance call. Hicks was holding a cellular phone in one hand and a handgun in the other.
Lacke approached Hicks, believing she was a victim of domestic assault, when she starting firing the gun at him.
Three shots missed Lacke before he started struggling with Hicks and she was subdued and taken into custody.
Lacke suffered injuries in the shooting from which the West Bloomfield Police Department says he still suffers.