DETROIT (WJBK) - On Monday morning, neighbors woke up to chaos outside a house on Grandville in Detroit. Police told them their neighbor shot someone who tried to steal his car outside his house.
In the meantime, a few streets away near Warren and Pinrod, 13-year-old Daytoine Dell had a woman call 911. He claimed he was just walking to school when he was shot in the leg.
"He said he was walking to school and he heard gun shots and he turned around he didn't see anything," said Dell's mother, Carnetta Harvey. "So he kept walking and a guy of Arabic descent pulled up and told him that I remember you and shot him. I believe my son."
In another strange twist, the teen's mother said that her boy had been missing for the last couple of weeks she didn't know where he was until she got the call that he was in the hospital.
"The police told me to leave the hospital because he was getting charged," Harvey said.
That's when Harvey learned there may be more to the story.
The mother of the eighth grader says, with the bullet still lodged in his leg, officers transferred her son to the juvenile facility. Dell is expected to face criminal charges.
It's not clear whether the man, who allegedly shot him for trying to steal his car, will face the same.
"The guy said he was a CPL carrier," Harvey said. "I am, too, but there is no way I would shoot a kid. [Even a kid trying to steal a car], I would let him steal my car for the simple fact there is always 911."
The homeowner didn't appear to be home when FOX 2 knocked at his door. As for the teen's mother, she says she is standing by her son's story.