Highland Park man shot; suspect arrested

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Anthony Williams


A 53-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot "multiple times" overnight in Highland Park, and a 40-year-old man accused of pulling the trigger has been arrested. 

On Tuesday morning, the identities of the victim and the suspect were both released.

The shooting took place about 2 a.m. on the 200 block of Tennyson, said Marli Blackman, spokeswoman for Highland Park. That's south of Davison and west of Oakland.

The victim was outside when shot, but the circumstances of the shooting are not immediately known, she said. 

A 40-year-old man suspected in the shooting, identified as Anthony Williams, was arrested with aid of a Highland Park police K-9 unit a short time later. Initial information had the man as being 39.

The gun allegedly used in the shooting has been recovered as well, Blackman said.

The victim, identified as William Gault, was transported to Henry Ford Hospital and "is expected to be OK," and has been talking and surrounded by loved ones.