Teen charged in connection with Detroit shooting, carjacking; police seek 2nd person

Austin Williams taken into custody without incident

Austin Williams
Austin Williams (WDIV)

DETROIT – A teen has been charged in connection with an Oct. 25 carjacking and shooting in Detroit.

Austin Williams, 17, is charged with carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle and receiving and concealing stolen property.

Williams was identified by community members, police said. He was taken into custody without incident Saturday in the 19200 block of Middlebelt Road in Livonia.

Police seek 2nd person

Police said a 50-year-old victim was at the Clark gas station in the 11300 block of Dexter Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Oct. 25 when he was approached by two men.

The man was walking from the gas station store to his Izuzu Trooper SUV when one of the men asked him for money, officials said.

When the man reached into his pocket, one of the men pulled out a handgun and pointed it at him, demanding his car keys, according to police.

The man gave them his keys and backed away from the SUV, police said. The armed suspect fired a shot, hitting the man in the face, authorities said.

Police are still looking for the second person, who is believed to be the shooter.

He is described as a black male who is about 17 years old. Police said he was wearing a gray Nike hoodie and black pants.

Anyone with information about his identity is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Commercial Auto Unit at 313-596-2555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

Detroit police are looking for this man in connection with an Oct. 25 carjacking and shooting. (WDIV)

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