Man facing murder charge in shooting of Wyoming mom

Kent County

Warning: This report contains a mug shot of the suspect that some viewers may find graphic.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man who spent a week in the hospital after being struck by a police vehicle while he was shooting at police during an escape has been charged with murder.

Adam Nolin appeared in court Wednesday, where he was arraigned for the homicide of his girlfriend in Wyoming two weeks ago.

He is claiming that he was the victim of police abuse.

On the same day that he was scheduled for a hearing on charges of attempted murder against police, a judge told Nolin he also is facing life in prison for the murder of a 27-year-old mother.

The video from Sept. 27 has garnered worldwide attention where after leading police on a chase throughout southern Kent County before he crashed, jumped out of his vehicle along the S-curve on US-131 in Grand Rapids and began firing at police.

The next time the public saw Nolin was Oct. 1 after he was finally released from the hospital. His mugshot shows his face with multiple abrasions. Nolin entered the Wyoming District Court Wednesday still bearing the scars of his encounter with his arm in a cast.

He appeared confused, and when asked if he understood what was happening, he answered “kind of, sort of.”

Nolin is accused of killing Tia Mae Randall, a 27-year-old mother of two.

Randall was killed at Creekside Estates Mobile Home Park in the 600 block of Spruce Lane near the intersection of Clyde Park Avenue SW and 54th Street SW. Randall’s children were both at school at the time she was killed by what police say was a single shot to the head by a handgun.

“Were you present when the officer struck me in the face and broke my arm?” Nolin asked Judge Pablo Cortes.

Nolin’s attorney told his client they would talk about his claims later, but Nolin continued.

“I want to make it very clear that I do wanna pursue charges against this, I want the courts, I want the public to view and I would like their opinion on the video and audio that is there,” Nolin said.

Without objection from the prosecutor, the defense asked for a psychiatric exam that could delay the case by several months. The victim’s family was in court, but did not want to make a statement.

Nolin is held without bond.

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