An innocent man was shot and killed as he tried to assist a family that had been hurt in a car accident. The victim was attempting to get the man who caused the accident to stay at the scene.
Last week, someone driving a stolen black Dodge Challenger sped through a red light and struck a Dodge Journey.
34-year-old Shannon Brown, who had four young girls with her, was driving the SUV. Everyone survived the incident; however, Brown says that her daughter, Xariah, suffered several broken bones.
“I’m overwhelmed right now. I remember being in the air, flipping over, just praying,” she said.
After the wreck, three males exited the stolen Challenger and started to flee. A 41-year-old man from Detroit, a witness, then stopped Shannon. He also attempted to get the males to stop running, pulling a 21-year-old passenger from the stolen vehicle.
“…that young man then turned around and shot him. As he was going down, the man with a concealed license holder, fired his weapon and hit the young man. He has a non-fatal injury, and we do have the young man in custody,” authorities said.
The man who attempted to assist was declared deceased on the scene. He has been praised for his actions.
“Absolutely, he is a Good Samaritan. It’s a horrible, horrible incident. He’s a good person, and we appreciate him stopping. We need witnesses more than ever again…,” stated Lt. Robert Lalone.
The other two males from the Challenger haven’t been located.