Jeep crashes into house after someone opens fire on driver, passenger

Posted at 12:31 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 00:31:06-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — "I heard a bunch of gunshots, so we all dived on the floor and then we heard a boom," said James Jackson about the early morning chaos that erupted down the street and ended up in his house.

It happened just after 3 a.m. Tuesday on 29th Street near Michigan Avenue on Detroit's west side.

Not far away from where James and his relatives live, Detroit Police said someone opened fire on both sides of a Jeep Cherokee, killing the two men inside.

After the men were shot, the driver lost control and the vehicle crashed into the porch of Jackson's house, causing the main porch to collapse and the one on the second floor also came crashing down.

"I just knew I was dead," Jackson said. "I knew I was."

Sadly, Detroit Police said the two men shot inside the Jeep, who appeared to be in their thirties, both died from their injuries.

Anyone with information on who killed them or a motive is urged to call Detroit Police Homicide detectives at 313-596-2260.

As for Jackson, who has suffered two strokes, he doesn't have homeowner's insurance and has no idea how he'll be able to afford to rebuild the porch which led to the door he used to get in and out of his home.

He's now trying to manage the use of an entrance in the rear.

Relatives are working on setting up a GoFundMe account in hopes of raising enough money to make the repairs. Please check back for an update on a link to that fundraiser.