GARDEN CITY, Michigan. – A good Samaritan was shot in the head after witnessing a fiery crash Tuesday, Dec. 26, in Garden City.
It happened around 8 a.m. near the intersection of Ford and Venoy roads. Police said a 37-year-old Hamtramck man crashed with another driver and as they got out of their vehicle, he shot a witness who approached the scene to help him.
“I was walking to the car to help them,” Antoine Williams said. “And the guys jumped out of the car and started shooting and shooting in one direction and he saw me start shooting at myself and I was like in a trance.”
Williams owns MFER Seasoning & Sauces in Livonia and was stopping for gas on the way to work when the accident occurred. As he tried to help him, he was shot in the ear.
“I couldn’t believe I just got shot,” Williams said.
Surveillance footage from the scene showed the gunman chasing Williams into a gas station after shooting him outside. Unable to lock the door, the suspect followed him inside.
Williams said he thought he was going to die.
“I don’t even know this guy. I don’t know him at all,” Williams recalled. “And he had this look in his eyes like he was onto something. And he continued, he pulled out a gun again. And the weapon definitely jammed.
Williams managed to get out of the store without being shot again. The suspect went in a different direction and was then shot and killed by a responding Garden City police officer.
Williams and the other driver were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Michigan State Police at 1-855-MICH-TIP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
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