Man Charged with Murder in Road-Rage Shooting of Veteran Detroit Firefighter

July 08, 2021, 1:55 PM by  Allan Lengel

Terell Josey

A 27-year-old man was arraigned Thursday in the fatal shooting of veteran Detroit firefighter, Senior Lt. Francis "Frank" Dombrowski at a Troy gas station Monday night.

Terell Josey faces charges of open murder, possession of felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. District Court Judge Kirsten Nielsen Hartig denied bond.

The incident happened shortly after 9:30 p.m.

Dombrowski, 55, who was driving a Ford Crown Vic, was involved in a traffic altercation with a white Jeep Cherokee. The dispute started around Rochester Road and South Boulevard.

The two vehicles pulled into a Shell station at Rochester Road and East Wattles. The Jeep was driven by a woman and Josey was a passenger.

An argument ensued at the station, and Josey allegedly shot Dombrowski three times in the upper torso, police said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. 

Francis "Frank" Dombrowski

Hours later, Josey turned surrendered to Troy Police.  A 9mm semi-automatic handgun used in the shooting was also recovered.

Dombrowski worked for the fire department for 29 years.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or moments leading up to it is asked to call Troy Police at (248) 524-3477.


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