DETROIT (AP) — Popular Detroit pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans was assaulted and carjacked Wednesday afternoon at a gas station on the city’s west side.
Four or five young men followed him from inside the gas station and attacked him while he pumped gas into his deep purple Infiniti QX56 SUV. Winans was at the Citgo Gas Station at Linwood and the Davison when he was robbed.
The carjackers robbed him and the vehicle was taken. The license plate number is 0DRT73. Detroit Police are searching for the suspects.
He said his attackers appeared to be among 10 young men he passed by inside the station, and he warily watched them as he pumped gas.
“I’m just saddened that it has come to this,” Winans said. “This kind of nonsense just has to stop. It’s just the savageness of what’s happening in the street.”
“And if they did, it didn’t make much difference,” said Winans, who has been active in civic issues, including taking a stand against the proliferation of strip clubs in Detroit’s neighborhoods.