Hero comes to rescue of 67-year-old carjacking victim in Detroit

(WXYZ) - "He was going to shoot him again, right in the face...I said, 'Oh, God, I've gotta say something'," said Cheryl Harrison.

Cheryl is credited with saving the life of a 67-year-old carjacking victim on the city's east side Wednesday night. 

Police say the victim was standing in front of his 2011 Chevy Equinox when a suspect approached him with a handgun and demanded his car. A struggle ensued, and the suspect fired one shot, hitting the man in the buttocks.

The suspect then stood over the victim, possibly preparing to shoot again, when Cheryl started screaming not to shoot.

"He stood over him, and he was getting ready to shoot again," said Cheryl. 

After Cheryl screamed at the suspect, he got into the Equinox and fled east on Jefferson.

Cheryl says when emergency crews put the victim on the gurney, he looked up and thanked Cheryl for saving his life. 

"I said, 'Sir, you do not have to thank me, I'll be praying for you,'" said Cheryl. 

"She's a hero, she's a Detroit hero," said Detroit Police Chief James Craig. 

Within hours of the crime, Detroit Police located the 22-year-old suspected carjacker still inside the Equinox and took him into custody. 

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