DETROIT, MI – Early Saturday evening, September 1st, 2018, at approximately 1:15AM a woman and her boyfriend were involved in an argument of some type. Shots rang out and 22-year-old Denae Williams was struck by a bullet.
The shooting occurred in the area of East Seven Mile and Hayes on the city’s east side.
Denae Williams lashed out at Detroit Police and the Detroit News stating that they had the information incorrect. She was trying very hard to ensure that others knew that she had no previous connection to the person who shot her.
The article in the Detroit News stated that “Police say the woman and her boyfriend were fighting the ex-boyfriend and his family when the boyfriends started shooting at one another. The girlfriend was shot in her right lower leg during the crossfire.
Police arrested the 36-year-old ex-boyfriend and recovered two weapons from the scene. “
Denae Williams states that with an argument with a woman who was drunk started the situation. The woman was being racist towards Williams boyfriend. The alcohol fueled woman followed them to their car and that’s when the shooter walked up and jumped into the argument. He began instigating the situation. The shooter then told the woman she could punch Williams boyfriend. The drunk woman did just that and that is when the fight between Williams and her began.
Moments after the fight broke out Williams heard shots ring out. That is when her boyfriend said that the shooter tried to rob him. The boyfriend is a valid CPL holder. The shooter did not know that so when the boyfriend had the chance he went for his gun and that’s when the two shot at each other.
Williams was unaware that she had been shot until she and her boyfriend had left the scene.
Williams was shot in her right lower leg. She is expected to make a full recovery.
Police arrested a 36-year-old man. They also recovered two weapons from the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.