"I never thought that would happen, not at all. I wound up with a bullet hole in my leg," Dwayne Mainor said.
When Mainor got off a bus at West McNichols and Runyon, he noticed someone nearby waiting and watching.
"I started walking up the street. I saw him standing in the alley. I saw him standing there. I didn't think anything of it," he said.
Only moments later, he says the man was behind him.
"Once he was like, give me everything you got, I turned around, was like huh? And I saw the gun and was like, 'Oh wow, really?'" he said.
Mainor was the only one to get off at that stop, just a few minutes after midnight.
"He hit my pockets, made sure I didn't really have anything. He backed up off me, and bam! He shot me," he said.
The entire encounter lasted only seconds. The shooter ran off and Mainor pulled out his phone to call for help, while limping down the street for about a quarter mile to his mom's house.
"He was right here on the ground and he was bleeding, and I put him in the car and took him to St. John's Hospital," Wilhelmina Mainor said.
Detroit police are still looking for the suspect, who they describe as a 35-year-old male, about 6 feet tall with a goatee and a dark complexion. He was wearing a black hoodie, pants and shoes. The gun he had was small, with the bullet piercing straight through his leg.