A man accused of killing a 6-year-old Redford boy with a car and fleeing the scene in August has been charged, authorities said.
Corey Colt Thompson, 30, was formally arrested on charges late last month in Redford’s 17th District Court, police said this week. He was charged with failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing serious disability or death and habitual offender, fourth offense.
The court set Thompson’s bond at $250,000. A probable cause hearing was held last Tuesday, and his next appearance, a preliminary hearing, is scheduled for March 7, according to court records.
If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison.
Authorities accuse Thompson of being involved in the attack on Aug. 10, 2022, in the area of Vassar Drive and Brady Street near West Grand River and Seven Mile. At approximately 8:45 p.m., police were called to the scene of a vehicle that hit a child who was riding a bicycle.
According to authorities, officers arrived and began administering first aid upon arrival. Doctors took the child to the hospital, where he was in critical condition, but later died of his injuries.
Investigators said they found a blue 2012 Chevrolet Impala abandoned at the scene of the crash. Witnesses told police they saw two people get out of the car and run after the crash.
Redford Police are continuing to investigate the fatal hit-and-run and are asking anyone with information to call the department’s Traffic Bureau at (313) 387-2560.