2 years after being shot, paralyzed riding bike, India Williams' family calls for justice

It was a horrifying scene, a little girl riding her bike in Detroit hit by a stray bullet and paralyzed from the waist down.

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It was a horrifying scene, a little girl riding her bike in Detroit hit by a stray bullet and paralyzed from the waist down.

Two years later the case remains unsolved but there's a new call for justice.

The best advice from perhaps one of the strongest 9-year-olds: "Enjoy every day," India Williams said.

India Williams of Detroit with her family and friends by her side Tuesday, tried to remain optimistic that they'll find the person who put her in this wheelchair.

"Just look at India right now," said Ron Jones, a Detroit firefighter. "Imagine if that was your sister, what would you do?"

Nearly two years ago on Sept. 14 of 2014,  India was caught in the middle of a shootout on Charest Street on the city's northwest side. She was riding her bike when shots rang out between a white Impala and another car. A bullet went right through her spinal cord leaving little India, paralyzed.

"She had angels with her and she had angels taking her to that hospital," said Rebecca, her aunt. "She is in a wheelchair, but that doesn't stop her from doing anything."

"Those human angels that are out there on these streets, we just need you to say something. And that's all we ask."

Since then, India with a spirit that hasn't been broken with her bright smile keeps her positive attitude. Her family  sick and tired of this "no snitch" code says all little India wants, is an apology.

"We know she was not your intended victim," said Caren Jones, India’s caregiver. “We need you to come forward. To let us know that you at least have a heart."

Crime Stoppers is now offering $3,500 with an additional $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. If that call comes in by midnight, another surprise from firefighter Ron Jones.

"Once I leave here I'm going to bring $500 and let's make it $5,000," Jones said.

"I just want them to speak up and say it was them," India said.

Anyone with information needs to call Crime Stoppers 1-800-SPEAK-UP. You can remain anonymous.
 


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