DETROIT -

Detroit bank drive-thru shooting At about 9:45 a.m. Friday, James Blade, a pastor in his community, pulled into the Charter One Bank drive-thru on East Warren near Outer Drive on Detroit's east side.

While he was parked, someone else was watching his every move.

Anthony Walker was just feet away when the shots were fired at this pink BMW.

"We seen a guy walk up on the passenger's side of this (pink BMW) and he shot him six times, walked over the driver's side, grabbed him out, reached in his pockets and ran on up the street," said Walker.

Walker says the shooter was bold, firing off a round of shots near a busy road and with bank security cameras rolling. The robber even pistol-whipped the victim after he shot him.

"I was very surprised. This is daylight and he's doing something like this," said Walker.

About 1/2 an hour before this incident police were called to a strip mall on Gratiot Avenue near 7 Mile Road where a retired Wayne County Sheriff's deputy was robbed after stopping at a credit union. Shots were fired but the female victim was not hurt.

Police are investigating if those robberies are connected.

Slain Detroit pastor's family speaks out

SCLEROSIS AND EPILEPSY AND THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS HIM WITH HIS CONDITION. Devin: A PASTOR GUNNED DOWN AT A BANK DRIVE-THRU. Karen: HIS NAMES WAS JAMES BLADE, KNOWN FOR REACHING OUT TO THE HOMELESS AND SERVING THE COMMUNITY. Devin: OUR WILL JONES TALKED TO HIS FAMILY AS THEY GRIEVED THE LOSS AND JOINS US LIVE ON WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY. Will: THIS FAMILY IS ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED BY THIS. YOU WOULD THINK YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO GO TO A BANK EARLY IN THE MORNING TO CONDUCT YOUR BUSINESS. THIS MAN DID IT OFTEN, BUT THIS TIME IT COST HIM HIS LIFE. JAMES BLADE LOVED TO DRIVE AROUND IN HIS PINK BMW. NOT TOO MANY PINK BMW'S OUT HERE, EVERYONE KNEW HIM BY THAT CAR. Will: HE WAS ALSO KNOWN FOR HIS LOVING SPIRIT. HE MINISTERED TO THE HOMELESS AND RECOVERING DRUG ADDICTS. HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO ANYBODY. ALL HE EVER DID WAS TRY TO HELP PEOPLE. Will: HE WAS GUNNED DOWN PARKED IN THE DRIVE-THRU AT THE CHARTER ONE BANK THIS MORNING. HE WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES, PISTOL-WHIPPED AND ROBBED. THE SHOOTER TOOK OFF ON FOOT. 30 MINUTES BEFORE HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED, A RETIRED WAYNE COUNTY DEPUTY WAS ROBBED AT A CREDIT UNION ON GRATIOT NEAR 7 MILE. NO WORD IF THE CASES ARE CONNECTED. JAMES WAS A FATHER. HIS YOUNGEST JUST 6 YEARS OLD. HE WAS ALSO A PROUD GRANDFATHER WHO LOVED TO BRAG ABOUT HIS GRANDCHILDREN. EVELYN HAS THIS TO SAY TO THE PERSON WHO TOOK HER BROTHER AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY. BECAUSE MY BROTHER DID NOT DESERVE TO BE KILLED LIKE THAT. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID. AND GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU DID. GOD IS GONNA TAKE CARE OF YOU. Will: WE DO NOT HAVE A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOOTER, 5'9", MID-20s, WEARING A RED HOODIE. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION WHATSOEVER, GIVE DETROIT POLICE A CALL. LIVE ON THE EAST SIDE, WILL JONES, LOCAL 4. Karen: AND I KNOW IT'S EARLY IN THE INVESTIGATION, BUT WHAT ARE POLICE TELLING BUT THE LIKELIHOOD OF THE TWO ARMED ROBBERIES THIS MORNING BEING CONNECTED? Will: AT THIS POINT, THEY'RE NOT RULING OUT THE CONNECTION. A DEPUTY'S GUN WAS STOLEN AT THE FIRST ROBBERY, WAS IT USED IN THIS INCIDENT? IT WAS NOT. SO THEY'RE TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION WHERE THEY CAN AND THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK AT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AT THIS BANK

"We're still working both scenes. We're going to try to get both individuals in custody, if they are separate individuals, and if they're the same person we're going to let you know that also," said Captain Charles Mahone, with Detroit police.

Blade's sister just wants to know why her brother was killed over money.
"If you're that desperate, get a job. There's things out here that you can do without going around robbing people, you know, hurting innocent people. He's hurt a lot of people," said Blade's sister, Evelyn Cross.

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