Detroit mother charged after son is allegedly shot by cousin who found unsecured handgun
DETROIT – Brianna Williams was charged with second-degree child abuse Sunday in connection with the nonfatal shooting of her 13-year-old son. Police believe he had been shot by his 10-year-old cousin, who had found an unsecured handgun belonging to a relative. Related: Parents charged in 2 separate shootings involving Detroit childrenAccording to authorities, it happened just after noon March 9. Police said officers were dispatched to a home in response to a child who had been shot in the head. Williams had been charged with second-degree child abuse and received a $2,000 personal bond.
Parents charged in 2 separate shootings involving Detroit children
DETROIT – In two separate Detroit shootings, parents are facing charges because their children got their hands on guns. The two shootings happened on the same day and now both sets of parents have been charged. Brianna Williams was charged with second-degree child abuse after her 13-year-old son was shot by his 10-year-old cousin. READ: Detroit mother charged with child abuse in non-fatal shooting of 13-year-old sonAccording to authorities, the 10-year-old found a gun that had not been locked up or hidden. Police said a 3-year-old found an unsecured gun and it went off, shooting himself in the arm.
Man shot during argument on Detroit’s west side, police seek neighbor
DETROIT – Police are looking for a suspected gunman after a man was reportedly shot by his neighbor early Saturday morning. According to authorities, a 46-year-old man was reportedly shot by his neighbor just before 1:30 a.m. during an argument near the intersection of Wildemere Street and Puritan Avenue. He is described as a 53-year-old Black man who is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs roughly 245 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit Crime News
Shooting on Detroit’s east side hospitalizes 2 teenagers
DETROIT – A shooting Saturday night on Detroit’s east side sent two teenagers to the hospital in serious condition. According to authorities, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old were in a parking lot near the intersection of Gratiot Avenue and Outer Drive when an unknown person began fighting and shots were fired. The two teens were both struck and taken to a hospital where they were listed in temporary serious condition. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5940 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Police seek suspected gunman in shooting in Detroit’s Midtown district
Police are looking for a suspected gunman in a Jan. 15, 2021 shooting in Midtown Detroit. DETROIT – Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a nonfatal shooting in Detroit’s Midtown district. According to authorities, the shooting happened just before 3 p.m. Friday in a building near the intersection of Willis Street and 2nd Avenue. Surveillance cameras captured the suspected gunman entering and driving off in a champagne-color Lincoln MKZ. More: Detroit crime news
Road rage shooting on Detroit’s east side critically injuries 50-year-old man
DETROIT – Police are investigating a road rage incident on Detroit’s east side Friday that put a 50-year-old man in the hospital with critical injuries. Police said an argument between a 50-year-old man and a 31-year-old man escalated into gunfire being exchanged between the two. The 50-year-old man was struck and and was rushed to a hospital, where he is in critical condition. The 31-year-old man was taken in to be questioned by police. More: Detroit crime news
Michigan State Police investigating double shooting at Inkster motel
INKSTER, Mich. – Michigan State Police detectives responded to the Paradise Inn on Michigan Avenue in Inkster late Saturday, early Sunday morning for a nonfatal shooting. According to authorities, when troopers arrived, they could hear the victims yelling for help. Emergency medical personnel transported a man and a woman to a local hospital, where they are in serious condition. Troopers located who they believe is responsible and he was taken into custody without incident Sunday. Police believe it could have been an armed robbery.
Man jumps from overpass to Lodge Freeway to escape shooting
DETROIT – A man lept from an overpass onto the Lodge Freeway on Detroit’s west side Sunday to escape someone shooting at him. Police said the man was driving a gray Pontiac Torrent to get away from the Jeep, but his vehicle crashed near the southbound side of the freeway. The man lept onto the freeway and was still able to run after the drop down. Police closed down the southbound side of the Lodge Freeway, as they investigated and retrieved a bullet found on the ground. More: Detroit crime news
Man struck by stray bullet at Detroit apartment complex
DETROIT – A 27-year-old man was shot Sunday at an apartment complex near the intersection of Ewald Circle and Dexter Avenue, just east of Livernois Avenue. According to authorities, the victim was standing in the hallway of an apartment complex at about 12:45 a.m. when he heard multiple gunshots. When he realized he had been shot, he called for a ride and was transported to a hospital, where he is expected to survive. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-1040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
17-year-old boy shot exiting vehicle on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A 17-year-old boy was shot Saturday night as he exited his vehicle near the intersection of Mendota Street and Chicago on Detroit’s west side. According to authorities, it happened at about 11 p.m. and the shots may have been fired from a dark-colored Dodge Durango. Police said the boy was taken to a hospital, where he is expected to be OK. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news