Detroit woman charged in gas station shooting that was caught on tape

Shamicah Burton arraigned, bond set at $500,000

DETROIT – A 20-year-old woman who was captured on surveillance video hiding a handgun in her underwear before opening fire on a car at a Detroit gas station has been charged. 

Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Wednesday said Shamicah Burton, of Detroit, is facing two counts of assault with intent to murder, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm and carrying with unlawful intent charges. A not-guilty plea was entered on her behalf at her arraignment. Bond was set at $500,000. 

Video from the station's cameras allegedly show Burton and three other people on Sunday standing outside a Dodge Charger when a Pontiac Grand Prix pulls into the station. Words are exchanged, and Burton allegedly retrieves a handgun from the Charger's glove box, police said.

In the video, friends try to hold Burton back, but she rushes to the Grand Prix and starts shooting, hitting the driver several times, police said.

Watch the video here


Burton also charged in armed robbery day before

Burton is accused of robbing two women at gunpoint just a day before the shooting at the gas station. According to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, Burton followed two women March 19 on Fenkell Avenue, got out of her vehicle with a handgun, threatened the women and stole their purses, along with other items. 

She is charged with two counts of armed robbery, carrying a conealed weapon and felony firearm. She is expected to be arraigned on these charges on Friday.