Todd Selma was attacked in his driveway and although police have one suspect in custody, a second person is being sought.
"Before I knew it, one of them had zipped up skeleton hoodie and they started chasing me," Selma said.
Selma retold the terrifying moments leading up to his shooting during the early morning hours of Friday.
"So I ducked right there," he said.
Police say it appears two men approached Selma outside his house to rob him.
"I did 10 and a half years in the penitentiary for something I shouldn't been doing," Selma said. "You'll learn. You'll learn the hard way."
But Selma says he wasn't going down without a fight.
"I tried to stab him with my knife," Selma said. "And I stuck my head in his chest and he shot me in the shoulder."
That's when Michigan State Police arrived to the scene.
"When they pulled up on scene they located two individuals running from house," said Lt. Michael Shaw. "With the help of Inkster police and Garden City canine unit, took one person into custody.
"We did recover weapon involved in the shooting, we're currently looking for second party."
As Selma recovers from the shooting he said he is fed up with the violence in Inkster.
"Cut it out man, for what?" he said. "I didn't have any money, any drugs. Get a life, do something. I was working at 2 in the morning.
"Stop the killing in Inkster."