Father dead, 6 injured after shots fired into crowd in Pontiac - New York News

Father dead, 6 injured after shots fired into crowd in Pontiac

Posted: Updated:
A sign marks the intersection of Chamberlain and North Perry A sign marks the intersection of Chamberlain and North Perry
PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) -

Home video obtained exclusively by Fox 2 shows a chaotic scene outside Perry's Palace liquor store in Pontiac around 11 p.m. on July 4. Frightened people were running and a man was down on the street after a shooter started firing at the crowd, which included families and children.

A 33-year-old man died on the corner of Chamberlain and North Perry. He was shot while holding hands with his children, a six-year-old boy and a twelve-year-old girl. The boy was also shot in the head, but is expected to recover. His sister suffered a less serious injury.

"It's traumatic for the family. It's a great loss for the community, too. This man was just trying to have a good time with his family and celebrate Fourth of July," said Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe.

The sheriff's department told us the 35-year-old suspect has an extensive criminal history, including domestic violence and weapons charges. They have recovered several shell casings, but they are still looking for the gun.

Also injured were two 22-year-old women shot in the legs, a 28-year-old man shot in the hip and forearm and a 23-year-old man who was shot in the leg. Most have been released from the hospital.

Investigators are taking a close look at surveillance video from the party store. We're told it shows a fight and someone spraying pepper spray before the suspect pulled out a nine millimeter handgun.

"It would appear from the video that as this argument broke out and the pepper spray came about, it looks like maybe he was hit with the pepper spray or it affected him and that's when he pulled the gun out and started shooting," McCabe said.

Initially the suspect ran, but with the help of witnesses, he was located by deputies around 4 a.m. He is expected to be arraigned over the weekend.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Push to save historic NJ baseball stadium

    Push to save historic NJ baseball stadium

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:08:26 GMT
    Volunteers are working to help save one of the only stadiums still in existence where black professional baseball teams once played. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson was once home to the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cubans and other Negro League teams. Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame played there, including Larry Doby.
    Volunteers are working to help save one of the only stadiums still in existence where black professional baseball teams once played. Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson was once home to the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cubans and other Negro League teams. Eleven members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame played there, including Larry Doby.
  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:59:53 GMT
    Fox 5 photoFox 5 photo
    The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were expected. Reports of heavy, wet snow have come in from the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and New York City. The snow is not expected to accumulate for very long.
    The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were expected. Reports of heavy, wet snow have come in from the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and New York City. The snow is not expected to accumulate for very long.
  • Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion

    Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:47:46 GMT
    Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase.
    Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices