Man says he was robbed, shot after leaving Detroit Coney Island - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Man says he was robbed, shot after leaving Detroit Coney Island

Posted: Updated:

By Maurielle Lue
Fox 2 News


DETROIT (WJBK) -- Dante Cook says he was robbed of everything, including his food, then shot in the arm after leaving a Detroit restaurant Friday night.  It could be weeks before he regains full use of his right hand.

"They ran up behind me with the gun [and] forced me in the alley," he says.  "Told me put my hands up against the wall.  Told me it wasn't a game.  They'd kill me."

Cook was followed from M. George's Coney Island on Seven Mile and Van Dyke.  He was there to pick up his dinner -- a 21 piece shrimp platter.

"They took all the belongings that I had on me.  They took my food and my drink," he says.

Cook says the thieves then told him to run.

"As I started to run, all I could hear was 'run faster' and they started shooting at me."

"It burnt like a mother-scratcher," he says describing getting shot.  "A burning sensation that I wouldn't want [anybody] else to feel."

Cook hid in a dark, muddy corner and grabbed a stick for protection.  He wanted to make sure the thieves didn't follow him home to terrorize his wife and special needs son.

"My prayer is that these two brothers can turn [themselves] to Christ and find out the right way to live in life," says Cook.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attack him

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:49:30 GMT
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
  • Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Council considering land deal for US-Canada bridge

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:48:33 GMT
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
    The Detroit City Council is considering the transfer of 301 city-owned properties to the Michigan Land Bank in exchange for $1.4 million from the Canadian government as part of plans for a $2 billion international commuter bridge.
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:56 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices