DETROIT (TCD) — A 53-year-old woman was shot and killed at a baby shower over the weekend after she and the suspect reportedly got into an argument about the victim’s son.
According to WXYZ-TV, the shooting occurred Sunday, Oct. 15, at a home on Edmore Street. The suspect, who was not named, reportedly showed up at the baby shower even though she was not invited. WXYZ reports the women had an argument during which the victim, Phebe Williams, allegedly hit the suspect. Then, the suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Williams.
Williams’ niece told WXYZ that the suspect is “a friend of the family” and that Williams and the suspect had been close friends since childhood.
The woman reportedly alleged Williams’ son was involved in a crime, which she reported to Detroit Police on Friday, Oct. 13.
WDIV-TV reports the suspect drove to a nearby Detroit Police precinct and turned herself in.
Detroit Police Capt. Donna McCord said in a news briefing, “After the shooting, the female fled to our Detroit police 9th Precinct, and the victim’s son followed her to that location and struck her with his vehicle.”
Both the son and the suspect are reportedly in custody.
Williams’ niece said to WXYZ, “Y’all could have just fought. You didn’t have to pull a gun. There’s kids in the house. It’s a lot of people in the house, so why would you pull out a gun?”