DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a Detroit man who fatally shot a woman while trying to stop a dog that was attacking her has been charged.
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 61-year-old Michael Lewis Williams is charged with careless discharge of a weapon causing injury or death and is expected to be arraigned Friday.READ MORE: Harper Woods Man Charged In Slaying Of Girlfriend's 8-Month-Old Son
Patricia Cosby, 55, was being mauled by a stray dog on Goodwin Street, near Holbrook Avenue and I-75, in October when Williams fired one shot in the direction of the dog, according to prosecutors.
The dog ran away and Williams allegedly chased after it, firing two more shots. He then returned to find Cosby had been shot, prosecutors said. She later died at a hospital.READ MORE: ACLU Sues Michigan State Police, Claims Racial Profiling, Black Drivers Pulled Over More
Shortly after the shooting, Williams, who has a concealed pistol license, said he was devastated and was just trying to protect Cosby.
Bond was set at $45,000/10 percent at an arraignment Friday afternoon in 36th District Court. A probable cause conference is scheduled for March 26 and a preliminary examination for April 2.MORE NEWS: Woman Finds 95-Year-Old Message In A Bottle In Michigan
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