Woman charged in gas station shooting
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday charged a 20-year-old Detroit woman who was allegedly caught on camera shooting a gun at a west side gas station.
Shamicah Burton, 20, was arraigned in Detroit’s 36th District Court on Wednesday on two counts of assault with intent to murder, carrying with unlawful intent, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm. She was given a $500,000 bond.
Police allege it was Burton who was seen on video firing shots at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at a passenger in a vehicle at a gas station on the 15500 block of Fenkell.
“It is alleged that Burton went to the passenger side of the car she was in and grabbed a handgun, fired shots, and struck a male victim multiple times” before fleeing in a car, the prosecutor’s office said in an email.
It was security camera footage that helped police catch her, Detroit Police officials said. The Mobil gas station where the shooting took place is part of Project Green Light, a city hall-led effort to increase security at city gas stations, which are notoriously violent compared to their suburban counterparts.
Project Green Light was announced in January and rolled out to eight city gas stations. Participating businesses invest $5,000 to $6,000 each to equip their stations with high-definition interior and exterior video cameras, enhanced lighting systems, a highly visible green light and signs. The partnership links the live video feed from each of the stores to the Detroit Police Department's Real Time Crime Center.
Eight gas stations, two liquor stores and the McDonald’s on the 21600 block of Grand River participate in Project Green Light, said Officer Nicole Kirkwood of the Detroit Police Department.
Burton is due back in court for a probable cause conference at 8:30 a.m April 5 and for a preliminary examination at 9 a.m. April 12, before Judge Kenneth King.