DETROIT (WWJ) – An arrest warrant has been issued for UAW Vice President General Holiefield after his wife was injured in a shooting at their home.
Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office authorized the warrant for reckless use of a firearm after Holiefield’s 50-year-old photographer wife, Monica Morgan, was left in serious condition after the Dec. 30 shooting, which occurred at the couple’s home in the 39700 block of Mazuchet Drive, in a neighborhood just south of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
Lt. John Michalke said the shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. after the 60-year-old Holiefield and several other couples returned home from visiting an indoor shooting range in Roseville earlier in the day.
“They were sitting around the kitchen table and (Holiefield) was cleaning his gun, it’s a .45 caliber Desert Eagle semi-automatic handgun. While he was sitting at the kitchen table, he was showing the other persons in attendance how to clean the gun,” Michalke told WWJ’s Zahra Huber.
“At one point, he was trying to clear the gun, make sure the gun was clear of all ammunition, and it in fact had a round in it. He pulled the trigger, the gun discharged and a single round went across the room and struck his wife in the abdomen,” Michalke said. “She had a through-and-through gunshot wound through her abdomen, her mid-section. The round then went through her and into the window blinds behind her.”
Morgan was rushed to McLaren Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens where she underwent successful surgery. No other injuries were reported.
The misdemeanor charge against Holiefield carries a potential 90-day jail term and/or a $500 fine. Officials say Holiefield is scheduled for arraignment on Jan. 22 at the 41B District Court in Clinton Township.