Authorities charge 3 in Westland shooting

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Michael Wilson, Kori Willhite and Joseph Nelson


Westland Police say a shooting after an argument about a woman has landed four people in trouble with the law.

Police said Wednesday three people have been charged in connection with an 11 p.m. Friday shooting at a home in the 1700 block of Ackley Street near South Wildwood Avenue and Palmer Road.

They also said they are still investigating the case and are not releasing further details.

However, officials said Wednesday the three people involved in the shooting — Kori Willhite, 24, of Garden City, Joseph Nelson, 28, of Westland, and Michael Wilson, 39, of Detroit  — were arrested after the shooting, officials said.

Police also took another woman into custody, but she is not being identified because she has yet to be arraigned.

Willhite has been charged in court with disguising her identification to police officer and possession of improper prescription drugs, both misdemeanors. A judge set her bond at $50,000 and scheduled her next court appearance for Tuesday.

Nelson has been charged with assault with intent to commit murder, assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm possession. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.

A judge set his bond at $150,000 and scheduled his next court appearance for next week Thursday .

Wilson has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. 

A judge set Wilson's bond at $5,000 and scheduled his next court appearance for next week Thursday.

Police said after investigating the scene and interviewing numerous witnesses, they believe the shooting was sparked by a fight among the group's members over a woman.