DETROIT (WJBK) - A 3-year-old girl still hospitalized with a bullet in her head, while the man accused of pulling the trigger is in court and there's a first look at surveillance video that captured the senseless shooting.
"London kept saying she was hungry but I needed gas so I stopped at a gas station," said Laurice Henderson.
It was a stop at a Citgo gas station at Livernois and Puritan on April 7 that would end with Laurice's daughter with a bullet in her head. Loved ones watched in horror as the surveillance video from that tragic day was played in court.
It shows two men arguing inside the gas station. They take it outside, one takes his shirt off and then the fight is on just as Laurice's red car pulls up. You see suspect, 24-year-old Exel Taylor, grab a gun and start shooting, firing at the man he was fighting with.
That man hides behind the red car as Taylor fires a shot behind him -- right into the red car's windshield.
"That third shot I heard I looked back and I seen my daughter was hit," Laurice said.
Laurice says her daughter, London, was struck on the left side of her eye. She drove to her aunt's house, dialing 911 along the way.
"I walked inside the house and wrapped my daughter's head up with a blanket that was on the couch," she said. "It was like a lot of blood gushing out and then the police officers that arrived, they took us to the hospital."
She says London is at children's hospital. She's had one surgery and will have to undergo another.
"She still has a bullet in her head that they can't remove," she said.
Now the family, police and prosecutors are seeking justice, while little London remains hospitalized, Exel Taylor remains behind bars, and will stand trial for assault with intent to murder.