YPSILANTI (WXYZ) — A Black Ypsilanti Township politician questions if she was the target of a racially motivated incident.
A bullet pierced the windshield of Monica Ross-Williams' husbands BMW as it sat in the driveway. Williams said she was inside her home at the time with her 16-month-old grandson but did not hear the shot.
TONIGHT: A Black elected official in Ypsilanti Township says someone opened fire on a vehicle in her driveway.— Rudy Harper (@RudyHarperWXYZ) July 9, 2020
She and her her young grandson were inside the home.
She doesn’t believe it was random but possibly racially motivated. @tv20detroit at 10@wxyzdetroit at 11 pic.twitter.com/mb2sThNF8v
It was reported to the Washtenaw County Sheriff. Authorities confirm they're investigating the alleged crime.
Williams said in May, a Zoom call sponsored by the sheriff's office with community members was interpreted and someone displayed a noose and used the n-word.
The township trustee has also introduced legislation for an law enforcement oversight committee.
Williams is also currently running for Ypsilanti Township Clerk. She removed her yard signs in fear of retaliation again and doesn't believe the shot fired was random.