Man with gunshot wound stabs 2 including D-DOT bus driver

Witnesses watch a man throw a brick at a woman in a car with a child Tuesday night at West McNichols at Greenfield.

- A man with a gunshot wound is accused of stabbing two people including a Detroit bus driver on the west side.

Witnesses said the 34-year-old threw a brick at a woman in a car with a child Tuesday night at W. McNichols at Greenfield.

"He was standing on the corner and he threw a brick through a girl's window that had a baby in a car seat," said Simmie Lassitter who said he watched the man unzip his pants. "Then he was taking out his private parts and started swinging it around.

"He was shot in the foot. Then a girl tried to go to the store so he cut her neck. He had a knife about this big so he nicked her."

That 33-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital in serious condition with a slashing wound to her neck. Then this man attempted to board the bus telling the bus driver he had to go to the hospital.

The suspect then attacked the 51 year old male bus driver by slashing him across the cheek with his knife.  Some men on the block tackled the guy and sat on him. The bus driver was rushed to the hospital in temp serious condition.

"The driver advised him he was part of a crime scene and that he was not allowed to do that," said Capt. Mark Thornton, Detroit police. "The information is that he became upset and he began attacking the bus driver."

DDOT Director Dan Dirks released this statement:

"While even one assault is too many, we are proud of the fact that we have had only two other drivers this year that have been seriously assaulted and we have seen a 40 percent incident reduction over the past three years. We installed cameras inside and out on nearly all of our coaches and have a dedicated police force that maintains a presence on many buses every day."

Detroit Police say the 34-year-old suspect is possibly homeless and has a possible mental condition. He was arrested, and rushed to the hospital by Detroit EMS in police custody - he was treated for his gunshot wound to the foot--police are working to learn the circumstances of his gunshot wound and his mental status will be evaluated.
 


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