Detroit Teen Charged with Attempted Murder of a Gay Man he Met on Facebook

A 19-year old Detroit Teen is Charged with Multiple Crimes after the Attempted Murder of a Gay Man


A 19 year-old Detroit teen has been charged with several crimes after shooting a gay man he met on Facebook. As of now, the victim hasn’t commented, and police haven’t given much information, so details are difficult to come by.

WXYZ Detroit reports:

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.


According to Dana Nessel of the Fair Michigan Justice Project, this is the third serious assault against gay men in Detroit since July. The organization was formed to investigate hate crimes in the city.

“Hate crimes are happening. This is real and they’re happening all the time,” said Nessel.



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