A fatal shooting took place at a baby shower on the east side of Detroit, resulting in the death of 53-year-old Phebe Williams. The mother-to-be was unharmed, but another guest in attendance was fatally shot during the celebration. According to the authorities, the victim’s longtime friend, who was not invited to the event, appeared and engaged in an argument with Williams. The dispute reportedly stemmed from a previous police report involving one of Williams’ sons. The victim’s family stated that Williams struck the woman and possibly spat at her before the shooting occurred.
The family of the shooting suspect claimed that she acted in self-defense. However, Williams’ family argued that the situation did not warrant the use of lethal force. Detroit Police Chief reported 110 homicides and 323 non-fatal shootings in the city this year, with many incidents occurring during cookouts and family gatherings. Detroit Police Capt. Donna McCord echoed the concerns raised by Williams’ family, urging an end to gun violence and emphasizing the importance of contacting the police instead of resorting to personal retaliation.