Victim of Detroit freeway shooting shares new details

Victim was involved in the shooting reported near I-96 and Livernois Avenue

By Rod Meloni - Reporter, CFP ®, Dane Sager Kelly

DETROIT - After leaving work Thursday at approximately 3 a.m., a man who is asking to remain anonymous was involved in the third shooting police believe to be the work of one person.

While driving westbound on I-96, a suspect fired a gun at the man's truck from the window of his own car.

"I felt like somebody crashed into me," the anonymous man said. "When I looked up, about five or six cars down from me, I could see him shooting at me out the window."

He described the suspect's vehicle as a green or gray-colored Dodge Charger or Chevrolet Impala. Rather than give chase, he said he decided to slow down. 

The bullet had passed clear through the door's sheet metal, the plastic door pocket and came to a stop in the base of the seat, leaving plastic shards on the carpet of the truck cab. This is where Michigan State Police retrieved the bullet.

"I actually went home because I didn't know what was going on, really," the man said.

When asked if he was frightened, he said he definitely was, especially since he saw the suspect shooting at him. He credits his vehicle for preventing him from being struck.

"Luckily, I was in a truck, not a car. I was sitting up higher," the anonymous man said. "If I was in a car, I would have been hit, too."

He brought his truck to a body shop today for repairs and has a message for the shooter.

"Get out the way, man! Just whatever y'all doing, just stop!"

Michigan State Police have stepped up patrols.

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