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Milwaukee victim carjacked after stopping to help man "in distress"

Posted at 8:22 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 17:42:28-04

MILWAUKEE -- An early morning drive home for one Milwaukee man ended with his grandmother's car stolen at gunpoint. 

According to police, it happened June 17 at about 2:15 a.m. The victim stopped near 68th and Kearney after seeing a man in the middle of the road flagging him down. 

The victim in this case asked TODAY'S TMJ4 to conceal his identity and not use his name, but told us what happened. 

"He looked frantic, I thought he needed help," he said. "He tried to pull me out of the car and next thing I know, shot goes off, I'm sitting here in shock. I don't know what's going on. I feel like I don't know if I was shot or not." 

Police say the gun fired when the suspect, 20-year-old Emmanuel Williams, tried to forcefully pull the victim out of the car. The shot ended up hitting the passenger door. 

"I'm just thankful he missed me," the victim said. 

According to court documents, officers recovered the stolen car about four days later after seeing it in front of Williams' house. 

Williams was officially charged in the case on June 29 and jail records show he was booked on July 10. 

He has been charged in the case with armed robbery. He was also charged in a separate shooting incident in the stolen car that injured one man.