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.

  • Robin SchwartzRobin SchwartzMore>>

  • Michigan nurse's story of fighting ebola on the frontlines

    Michigan nurse's story of fighting ebola on the frontlines

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-09-17 03:33:34 GMT
    Kelly Sites is back from Africa following her emotional and dangerous journey. Sites is a wife and a mother of twin teenagers, a boy and a girl, but she's willing to leave her life and everything she knows at a moment's notice and put herself in harm's way - to help people in need.
    Kelly Sites is back from Africa following her emotional and dangerous journey. Sites is a wife and a mother of twin teenagers, a boy and a girl, but she's willing to leave her life and everything she knows at a moment's notice and put herself in harm's way - to help people in need.
  • Hazel Park man who lied about assault charged with home invasion

    Hazel Park man who lied about assault charged with home invasion

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:24 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:24:41 GMT
    Holloway said he was jumped by a group of guys over a cigarette. But the story unraveled and Holloway was lying. A woman who saw the story said that Holloway broke into her home and was caught by her boyfriend who delivered the beating.
    Holloway said he was jumped by a group of guys over a cigarette. But the story unraveled and Holloway was lying. A woman who saw the story said that Holloway broke into her home and was caught by her boyfriend who delivered the beating.
  • 2 men killed after one sets the other on fire

    2 men killed after one sets the other on fire

    Friday, September 12 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-09-13 00:47:07 GMT
    Detroit Police tell us that two men were killed Friday morning at a home on Springwells street in southwest Detroit after an apparent domestic turned deadly.
    Detroit Police tell us that two men were killed Friday morning at a home on Springwells street in southwest Detroit after an apparent domestic turned deadly.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Notes with swastikas and 'Uber' found in Brooklyn

    Notes with swastikas and 'Uber' found in Brooklyn

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:05:20 GMT
    The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is working to track down whoever posted dozens of stickers and fliers with swastikas and the word "Uber" in Brooklyn. The stickers and flyers filled with images of hate were placed outside a Jewish boys' school on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. A Shomrim safety patrol spotted the stickers on the sidewalk and in the gutters, police said.
    The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is working to track down whoever posted dozens of stickers and fliers with swastikas and the word "Uber" in Brooklyn. The stickers and flyers filled with images of hate were placed outside a Jewish boys' school on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. A Shomrim safety patrol spotted the stickers on the sidewalk and in the gutters, police said.
  • Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:43:17 GMT
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
  • High-fiving strangers in NYC

    High-fiving strangers in NYC

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:01:29 GMT
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
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 | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices