PONTIAC (WWJ) – A Pontiac woman who was attacked in her home and left for dead, is now clinging to life at an area hospital.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department said the 33-year-old Tanisha Silas was attacked at her home on Tucker, near Elizabeth Lake Road and Telegraph. The victim was found lying on the kitchen floor by her husband around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say it appears Silas interrupted a home invasion in progress, and was shot multiple times. They say the home had been ransacked.

Police say the Silas’ silver 2005 Ford Explorer, which was presumed stolen, was recovered early Wednesday morning in the west parking lot of Doctor’s Hospital in Pontiac — located about one mile west of the crime scene.

Police initially said Silas had died, but are now saying she’s in critical condition at a local hospital.

The Sheriff’s Department’s crime lab was at the home most of the evening, although officers there wouldn’t comment on the investigation.

Investigators say Silas’ husband isn’t a suspect and has been “totally cooperative.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Oakland County Sheriff or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP. There is a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest.


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