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17-year-old arrested, charged in connection to carjacking where victim was shot in face

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Posted at 6:47 PM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 18:47:11-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection to a, October carjacking on Detroit's west side. The victim of this crime was shot in the face outside a gas station after the two suspects robbed him before taking his vehicle.

The incident happened Oct. 25 at 1:30 a.m. in the 11300 block of Dexter.

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Tips from the public led to the arrest of Austin Williams, 17. He was arraigned Nov. 4 and is charged with carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle and receiving and concealing stolen property.

Police are still looking for a second suspect in this crime. Another 17-year-old who is believed to be the shooter.

The 50-year-old victim survived the attack and is recovering from his injuries.

If you have information on this crime, contact the Detroit Police Department's Commercial Auto Unit at 313-596-2555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.