Family and friends seek justice for Angie McDuell

About 20 people gathered outside the Coney Time restaurant on Detroit's eastside to remember Angie McDuell.

"She was a loving person, everybody loved her and we all miss her. And we just want justice," said friend and coworker Lashawn Lakey. 

Detroit Police say the 48-year-old mother was shot and killed outside a liquor store at Fordham and Hayes Monday, after allegedly trying to run over a 37-year-old woman with her vehicle. The woman shot McDuell in self-defense, police say. 

McDuell's friends say they believe that there is more to the story. 

"We can't go get Angie no more because some girls decided they wanted to jump on her and try to beat her" said friend and coworker Rosemarie Lowery. 

Those who knew McDuell say it was her ex-girlfriend who pulled the trigger, but it was another woman who first attacked Angie causing her to drive into the aggressor. 

"They tried to give her CPR and when they lifted her head up, they seen that the bullet went through one side of her neck to the other side of her neck," Lowery said. 

"It's terrible that she had to lose her life like that," Lakey said. 

Lakey worked alongside McDuell at the Coney Time restaurant on 7 mile and Hayes, which is right across the street from where she was killed. 

Lowery says she was a single teen mom when she first met McDuell and credits her for getting through high school and college. 

"Angie helped me keep my baby in the playroom in here in the lobby and helped me do my homework and helped me get through to try to be something, you know what I'm saying, being a young mom," Lowery said.

The woman who shot McDuell was taken into custody Monday, but has since been released. Police say the investigation is still ongoing.