Detroit teen charged with trying to shoot and kill a gay man he met on Facebook

Posted at 10:30 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 10:29:59-04

A Detroit teenager is facing several charges, after police say he tried shooting and killing a gay man in late August.

Kaleel Williams,19, is charged with assault with intent to murder, among other things.

Investigators say he lured a 30-year-old gay man to Appoline and Grove on the city's west side, after they agreed on Facebook to meet up.

When the victim showed up, he noticed the suspect was wearing white latex gloves and backed away. That's when, police, say Williams fired three shots, hitting the man twice as he ran off.

He collapsed in the street and, eventually, a neighbor called 911.

The Fair Michigan Justice Project was recently formed to strictly investigate hate crimes.

President Dana Nessel tells us it's the third serious assault charge against a gay person since July.

Nessel says, "Hate crimes are happening. This is real and they're happening all the time."

The victim is recovering and declined to talk to us for now.

If you want to speak up or have anything to report, information can be found at