Detroit's Most Wanted captured: William Flower arrested in Lansing

Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 12:19:53-04

A man wanted for a violent shooting was captured in Lansing.

The U.S. Marshals say William Flower was the passenger in a car that was pulled over Wednesday. As the trooper walked up to the car, Flower threw his hands up and said he was the fugitive wanted for shooting someone that was on Detroit's Most Wanted.

He was arrested and taken into custody.

Flower was accused of shooting his niece's boyfriend three times. 

“A shot to the chest, three shots at close proximity, could have easily been a homicide,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia DFAT Supervisor said.

Flower is charged with assault with intent to murder and Garcia says there’s no doubt this man had murder on his mind.

“So his niece and her boyfriend get into a little argument just over a cell phone, nothing big and lo and behold the uncle steps in and takes it into his own hands and he shoots his niece's boyfriend 3 times,” Garcia said.

It happened last month near Joy Road and I-96 on Detroit's west side. Police say the victim survived but was in critical condition.