Thugs target Detroit veteran who witnessed crime - Fox 2 News Headlines

Thugs target Detroit veteran who witnessed crime

Posted: Updated:
James Flemming James Flemming

By Andrea Isom
FOX 2 News

DETROIT (WJBK) -- A military veteran says a group of teens fired shots into his home, nearly striking him in the head, after he witnessed them break in to a nearby store.

James Flemming, 66, manages an apartment complex on the city's east side. Early Monday morning, he yelled out to a group of teens smashing into a store across the street. They scattered, but returned a short time later with guns and fired shots into his apartment.

"Three inches from my head," says Flemming. "I'd rather be in the military then be out there. This here is a war zone."

Flemming says this isn't the first time he's been targeted by the teens. "I'm going to arm myself," says Flemming. "The next time I get shot at, I'm going to shoot back."

Detroit police tell FOX 2 they're investigating the incident.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:46:19 GMT
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
  • Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:43:01 GMT
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
  • Recall: Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Recall: Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:36:39 GMT
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

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