Flags to be lowered Monday to honor officer

LANSING (AP) — Flags will be lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of a Detroit police officer who died after being struck by a speeding SUV while assisting with crowd and traffic control at a neighborhood event.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder ordered the lowering for U.S. and Michigan flags at state buildings and within the state Capitol ­complex in honor of Officer Fadi Shukur, who died Wednesday. The 30-year-old Shukur had been hospitalized after being struck Aug. 4 on the city’s west side. The driver drove away.

A service is planned Monday in Utica. Shukur was in the Navy for six years before joining the police department. Snyder’s office says he was married a month ago.

Charges against a 19-year-old Belleville man have been upgraded to second-degree murder and reckless driving causing death.

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