Man shot to death at Detroit bank drive-thru - New York News

Man shot to death at Detroit bank drive-thru

Posted: Updated:
James Blade, 61 James Blade, 61
DETROIT (WJBK) -

DETROIT (AP) - A man has been shot to death while stopped at a bank's drive-thru window on Detroit's east side.

Fox 2 obtained surveillance video from the auto shop next door. The video shows the victim's pink BMW pull into the parking lot of the Charter One Bank on East Warren Avenue and Outer Drive around 9:30 a.m. on Friday. The victim gets out of the car and talks to someone, and, when he gets back in the car, he pulls around to the teller window. This is when you can see a guy in the distance start shooting.

The suspect fires multiple shots into the passenger's side of the vehicle, then comes around to the driver's side, removes the victim from the vehicle and robs him.

Witnesses describe the event to Fox 2's Amy Lange.

"Pop pop pop - five, six shots - just horrible," Mark Mayer says shaking his head.  

"Man laying on the ground. Me and the two guys who had witnessed it went to go help the guy, but we seen that it was all over," Jerry Miller says.

The victim has been identified as James Blade, 61.

The suspect is believed to have driven away in a gray vehicle. He is described as a black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to hear more from witnesses, Blade's family

Blades leaves behind two children and two grandchildren.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:02:01 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
  • Outdoor basketball courts losing popularity

    Outdoor basketball courts losing popularity

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:35:16 GMT
    Believe it or not this, some say New York's outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem -- where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills -- used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there's plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors.
    Believe it or not this, some say New York's outdoor basketball courts are a dying entity. Even Rucker Park in Harlem -- where Dr. J and countless others honed their skills -- used to be standing room only all times of the day. Now there's plenty of room to stand on most days.Basketball programs like one at Chelsea Piers are gaining popularity. That means the place to hoop it up for many appears to be indoors.
  • Hot air balloon festival in New Jersey

    Hot air balloon festival in New Jersey

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:55:32 GMT

    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America is taking place in New Jersey.  The 32nd annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival takes place from Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th in Readington. The festival features more than 100 hot air balloons from around the world.

    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America is taking place in New Jersey.  The 32nd annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival takes place from Friday, July 25th to Sunday, July 27th in Readington. The festival features more than 100 hot air balloons from around the world.

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